TALLAHASSEE — Registration is now open for the 2020 Florida Senior Games being held December 5-13 in multiple locations throughout Central Florida.
Senior athletes, age 50 and over, can find registration and competition information for the 22 sports of the 29th Annual Florida Senior Games at www.floridaseniorgames.com. Entry fees vary by sport as the online registration deadline is set for November 20. Individual event information can be accessed in the on each of the respective sports’ pages on the site and can be requested by sending an email to email@example.com. All registrations are digital and online starting in 2020.
On September 18, the Florida Senior Games opened its 2020 Games for all participants to compete, temporarily eliminating the process of competing at and finishing in the Top 5 of an individual’s respective age group at one of its 22 local series qualifiers.
With the cancellation of 13 of its 22 local series qualifiers, the Games look to ensure there is an opportunity for all to participate at its 2020 competition.
What does this mean? Anyone aged 50 and above can register for the 2020 Florida Senior Games without a qualifying performance. In previous years, a Top 5 finish, in the athlete’s respective age division, at a local qualifier punched one’s ticket to the state level of competition.
The 2020 Games serve as a qualifier for the 2021 National Senior Games, which will take place Greater Fort Lauderdale area November 5-18, 2021.
The nine-day competition will feature sites in Alachua, Brevard, Lake, Orange, Pasco, Polk, and Pinellas counties.
The 2019 Florida Senior Games attracted just over 2,000 athletes during the nine days of competition in the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County region. Since the Games inception in 1992, nearly 54,000 senior athletes have competed in the Florida Senior Games.
PLEASE NOTE: each sport’s individual registration will be available once the competition date, location, and venue have been set. Individuals are advised to check regularly for registration openings and updates.
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The Florida Sports Foundation
The Florida Sports Foundation, a 501(C) 3 non-profit corporation, is the official sports promotion and development organization for the State of Florida. It is charged with the promotion and development of professional, amateur, recreational sports, and physical fitness opportunities that produce a thriving Florida sports industry and environment. With a seemingly endless list of sporting ventures and venues, the Florida Sports Foundation strives to promote Florida’s unique sports industry. The Foundation’s staff is dedicated to serving the needs and interests of Florida’s sports community and assists with all questions concerning Florida sporting activities and issues.
About the Gainesville Sports Commission
Founded in 1988, the Gainesville Sports Commission (GSC) is a not-for-profit organization that strives to promote tourism through sports while creating a positive economic impact on Gainesville and Alachua County. The Gainesville Sports Commission is a liaison that brings sporting events to our local community and assists with hosting, creating and supporting over 45 events annually. Since its inception, Gainesville Sports Commission has directly contributed more than 300 million dollars of economic growth. By bringing participants and spectators to sporting events, Gainesville Sports Commission creates approximately 20 million dollars annually of direct economic impact for our community.