All participants must complete and sign an Entry Form
and Liability Waiver
. Please return the completed form, along with payment, to:
Washington State Senior Games
P.O. Box 1487
Olympia, WA 98507-1487
Print, complete and sign the entry form
or call (360) 413-0148 to have a Registration Package mailed to you.
If you are registering for pickleball, you must register online at
In order to offer triathlon as a Washington State Senior Games
event, we have merged with a very successful partner: Black Hills
Triathlon in Lacey. You can register for this event by going to
Due to scheduling, registrations for all sports must be postmarked by
July 12, 2016 (July 2nd for softball). Team entries from captains are also due by this date.
On-site registration will be available only for archery, cycling and the road runs.
A discount of $10 off the registration fee can be applied if
completed registration forms - with payment included - are postmarked by May 27, 2016.
Required fees are determined according to the following provisions:
There is a Registration fee of $33.00 (except Golf)
The registration fee helps offset administrative expenses
such as programs, athlete bags, medals, security, emergency
medical personnel and equipment, printed materials, T-shirts,
food, and other expenses.
There is an Event fee of $9 for each event within a particular sport. (except Golf)
The event fee helps pay for expenses unique to and associated
with each of the individual sports in the Games.
Fees are listed in the information for each event
and on the entry form.
- Golf fee
The registration fee for the Golf tournament is $52 per person.
Cap on Fees
In an effort to reduce the burden of total fees for participants entering
multiple events, the Board of Directors has placed a
cap on the total fees required of all participants.
With the exception of Golf, a participant’s total fees cannot exceed the
sum of the registration fee ($33) plus the event fee ($9) up to a
maximum of five events (or $45), for total fees of $78.
Please note that this limitation of fees does not apply to the
number of individual events that a participant can enter in any given sport.
Confirmation of entry
Upon receipt of your entry form
, fees, and
signed liability waiver
a confirmation letter (or e-mail) will be mailed to you
within approximately two weeks.
The confirmation will contain:
- A receipt of payment
- A list of events the athlete is competing in
- Special events the athlete signed up for
If you have not received your confirmation after two
weeks, or if there is incorrect or omitted information, please call our
Information Line, (360) 413-0148, immediately so that we can
verify the correct information.
No refund will be made if an entrant fails to compete. In the event of inclement weather
or unsafe conditions, Games officials reserve the right to cancel, reschedule, or postpone outdoor events.
Games officials also reserve the right to cancel any event or combine age groups due to insufficient
entries. Due to costs that must be incurred by the Senior Games, no refunds will be
given under the circumstances stated above.
During the Games, call (360) 951-6539 or (360) 701-0009,
or visit the Games'
Headquarters for the most recent event updates.
Saturday, July 23, 2016:
Sunday, July 24, 2016:
Each individual must check in personally at the site of his
or her first scheduled event.
A photo ID showing date of birth may be required. At check-in, you will receive
your t-shirt and the latest information regarding events, schedules and special activities.
The Washington State Senior Games is an open competition and makes no distinction as to
residency. All out-of-state competitors and participants from other countries are welcome.
Any person who has competed at a professional level in any event MUST have been retired from
professional competition for at least 20 years in order to
be eligible to compete in that event. Professional athletes
retired for less than 20 years may participate
in any event other than the one(s) in which they competed professionally.
Those entering multiple sports must be aware of possible scheduling conflicts.
Athletes planning to enter multiple events should check the
schedule of events
to avoid possible conflicts. It is the participants' responsibility to check for
conflicts. No competition will be delayed to convenience a conflict. No refunds
will be given and no schedule changes will be made to accommodate multi-sport entrants.
All athletes must be 50 years old by December 31, 2016
to compete in the Senior Games. An athlete's competition age
bracket will be based on his/her age on December 31, 2016.
Partner and team age groups are determined by the age of the youngest partner/team
member on December 31, 2016.
Note: For the Ballroom Dance event, participants can be 40 by December 31, 2016.
Age divisions include:
50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89,
90-94, 95-99, 100+
50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+
In the Olympic tradition, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the
top three finishers in each event during the 2016 Washington State Senior Games.
If there is only one person in an age group, that person will participate in
exhibition competition with the nearest age group - preferably the next lowest age group.
Medals will be presented during or at the completion of each competition.
Participant's physical condition
We urge all participants to fully prepare and condition
themselves prior to competing in the Senior Games. It is
recommended that each participant confer with his or her
personal physician prior to the competition. Since there is a no-refund
in place for athletes who fail to compete, having a
physical examination prior to registering also may prevent a
loss of entrance fees.
Most events will be held in the Olympia, Lacey or Tumwater areas
with the following exceptions:
See the event venue location
for more details on event locations.
Participants must provide their own transportation to and from all events and
Participants are responsible for providing their own equipment for the events entered, except as
specified on their sport page.
See the events
page for any additional equipment requirements for a specific event.
Washington State Senior Games will not be held responsible for any loss or damage of any personal equipment.
All athletes must wear the athletic attire usual and customary for the sport(s)
in which they are competing.
Insurance is the responsibility of each participant. Every athlete should
carry proof of insurance in the event of an emergency, injury or illness.
Medical personnel and standby ambulance service will be available at some venue sites.
If a participant must be transported by ambulance, it will be at
the participant's expense.
During the Games, results will be available at the sports
venues. Upon the conclusion
of the Games, results
will be posted as soon as they are available.
The Die Hards Track Club is a 50+ track and field club
that meets weekly, sometimes twice weekly, on a year-round basis.
Most practices are held at 10:00 am on Sundays at
St. Martin's University
Call Debbie Dohrmann
for current, more detailed information.
With respect to our Board of Directors and volunteers (we have no paid
staff), Washington State Senior Games does not discriminate on the grounds of
race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, veteran status,
sexual orientation, or presence of any disability. In order to compete in
the Washington State Senior Games participants must be 50 years of age or
Code of Conduct
Participation in the Washington State Senior Games as a player, coach or spectator is a
privilege to be attained by meeting the standards of good sportsmanship and appropriate
conduct as defined in this rule and in the rules governing each individual sport.
The governing board of these Games, the Washington State Senior Games, reserves the right
to disqualify any player, coach or spectator from further participation or attendance
in the Washington State Senior Games for inappropriate conduct including but not limited to the following:
- Physical or verbal assaults or threats
- Unsportsmanlike or disorderly behavior
- Improper use of alcohol and/or drugs
- Destruction of property
- False representation of age, residency or eligibility
Athletes and coaches are responsible for knowing, understanding and following the rules,
policies and code of conduct for their sport.
Violent acts may result in charges being brought against the individual (s).
A complaint by a Games athlete, coach, volunteer or official must be addressed to the
Sport Commissioner of that particular sport. Appeals may be made to the
Board of the Washington State Senior Games. The decision of that board is final.