MANCHESTER, NH — The 2019 Senior Games Track & Field Meet takes place Aug. 18 at Gatsas Athletic Complex (Livingston Park). Games begin at 9 a.m. with registration at 8 a.m.
More than 140 athletes from across New Hampshire, New England and beyond will gather at the field across from the Puritan Backroom for the 32nd annual NH Senior Games (NHSG) Track and Field Event. All meet officials are USATF certified. Automatic timing is provided by Lancer Timing.
“The Track and Field Meet is one of the highlights of our games,” said Larry Flint,NHSG’s Board Chair. “Along with Pickleball and Basketball, this is one of our most popular events.”
Sports/events to be held on Sunday include:
Sprinting: 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m Dashes,
Running: 800m, 1500m and 5000m Runs
Walking: 1500m Race Walk, Power Walk
Throwing: Discus, Shot Put, Javelin and Weight Throw
Jumping: Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump and Pole Vault
Flint noted that same-day registrants (via cash or check) are welcome but urged those planning on signing up on Sunday to arrive at 8 a.m. to give themselves time to sign up and prepare for competition. The event is open to athletes 35 years of age and older.
The 2019 NH Senior Games receive support from major sponsor Martin’s Point Health Care.
Supporting sponsors include: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue of New Hampshire, John Castelot Financial Planning, Lamprey Health Care, Havenwood-Heritage Heights and Keller-Williams/Frank DiDonato. To learn more or register for upcoming events, please visit www.nhseniorgames.org.
About the New Hampshire Senior Games
The mission of the New Hampshire Senior Games (NHSG), formerly known as the Granite State Senior Games (GSSG) is to promote, organize and effectively develop physical challenges, as they relate to the NH Masters Athlete and the 50+ population of the state of New Hampshire, undertake related activities benefitting the well-being of adults as appropriate and focusing on the development of active and healthy lifestyles. Our mission is accomplished by encouraging fitness and by providing athletic competition in a variety of sports, clinics and creative pursuits.
Founded in 1987, Granite State Senior Games, Inc. is a not-for-profit (501c-3) all-volunteer sports and fitness organization governed by a Board of Directors. The Granite State Senior Games’ (GSSG’s) sporting events are now known as the New Hampshire Senior Games (NHSG). We are New Hampshire’s premier multi-sport event for the 50+ population. NHSG is the only New Hampshire organization in the state to be sanctioned by the National Senior Games Association (NSGA) to qualify senior athletes for participation in the National Senior Games held every two years. To learn more, please visit www.nhseniorgames.org.