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. Today, the Illinois games hosts up to 1,400 male and female athletes with an age range of 50 years and better. The Illinois Senior Olympics include more than 20 events and 3 team sports. Springfield is the only qualifying site in Illinois for athletes that would like to participate in the National Senior Games.
The Illinois Senior Olympics is proud to promote healthy lifestyles for seniors. The games are an excellent way for seniors to be fit and active and improve their physical and mental condition. This is a great opportunity to socialize with other athletes, enjoy some friendly competition and engage the entire family in health and wellness.
The 2015 Illinois Senior Olympics are right around the corner. Please see below for our schedule of events. The Illinois Senior Olympics would not be possible without great volunteers. We have several volunteer opportunities for sports enthusiasts of all ages.
For more information, please visit the Illinois Senior Olympics website or call our office at 217.528.4035.
TBD Basketball, Volleyball
7/30/2016 Stoneman Triathlon
9/22/2016 Badminton, Basketball Free Throw, Bocce Ball, Miniature Golf, Ropeskipping
9/23/2016 Casting, Celebration of Athletes (Social)
9/23/2016-9/24/2016 Bowling, Shuffleboard, Table Tennis
9/24/2016 Horseshoes, Swimming
9/25/2016 5K, 10K, Track and Field Events
10/20/2016 Wii Bowling
2016 Forms will be available soon!