Welcome to the Illinois Senior Olympics
The Springfield Park District and The Illinois Senior Olympic Advisory Board invite all Men and Women 50 years of age and older to come and participate in this wonderful senior athletic event. There are over 30 event categories and team sports offered.
We are proud to be able to help promote healthy lifestyles for adults, particularly seniors 50 years of age and older. It's no secret that baby boomers are entering their golden years and are becoming more conscious about their health and the way they age. Staying fit and active is the best answer to aging and our games provide an excellent way for seniors to maintain or improve their physical and mental condition, as well as their coordination, while enjoying some friendly competition. It's also a great opportunity to meet new friends, and engage the whole family in the fitness mode. But, if exercising isn't for you, don't forget you can still be a part of the games by becoming a volunteer.
More About the Games
The Illinois Senior Olympics, based in Springfield began in 1977, making it the oldest State Games in the United States. Springfield’s first Senior Olympics hosted 122 athletes and as years have passed the participation has increased immensely, the Illinois Senior Olympics now host up to 1,200 male and female athletes, ages 50 years and older. The Oldest athlete to ever compete was 99. Springfield is the only qualifying site for the state of Illinois.
Be part of the Senior Olympics
There are Many Levels of Sponsorship and Volunteering Opportunities more info >
Cycling is June 1
If you would like to participate please return the registration form, available below, by May 28
ISO Registration Brochure.
Is now available as a fillable pdf. You can use your computer to type the info and then print it or print it blank and fill the form by hand.
Download Here >
Photos from the 2012 Illinois Senior Olympics - view here >
Registration for Individual sports for the National Senior Games is now open for Illinois.
Go to the NSGA website >
2012 ISO Results - View PDF >
National Senior Olympics documentary -
Event: More Information is available at http://ageofchampions.org/