GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - The 2014 Minnesota Senior Games kick off on Friday at the University of St. Thomas' O'Shaughnessy Stadium in St. Paul.
The event runs through Aug. 9 at various venues throughout St. Paul, Bloomington, Eagan and Minneapolis.
More than 1,500 athletes from 28 states are registered for the Minnesota Games. The event includes 5k and 10k races, archery, badminton, basketball, billiards, bowling, cycling, disc golf, golf, horseshoes, pickleball, racquetball, shuffleboard, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track & field and volleyball.
The National Senior Games is the largest multi-sport event in the world for adults 50-and-over with 13,000 athletes competing.