GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - If you think intense athletic competition is only for the young, think again.
Those 50 plus can now register for this summer's Minnesota Senior Games, which is a qualifier for the 2015 National Senior Games to be held here in Minnesota.
2015 National Senior Games Co-Chair Dave Mona and Tennis Chair Mark Mudra joined KARE 11 News @ 4 to share more.
The following are the sports that are featured at the games.
|ARCHERY||Compound Fingers, Compound Release, Barebow Compound Recurve, Barebow Recurve|
|BADMINTON||Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles|
|BASKETBALL||Three on Three Half Court|
|BOWLING||Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Non-Ambulatory Singles|
|CYCLING||5K, 10K (Time Trials), 20K, 40K (Road Races)|
|GOLF||54-Hole Scratch Play|
|HORSESHOES||Singles, Non-Ambulatory Singles|
|PICKLEBALL||Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles|
|RACE WALK||1500, 5000 Meter|
|RACQUETBALL||Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles|
|ROAD RACE||5K, 10K|
|SHUFFLEBOARD||Singles, Doubles, Non-Ambulatory Singles|
|SWIMMING||Backstroke: 50-, 100-, 200-Yard |
Breaststroke: 50-, 100-, 200-Yard
Butterfly: 50-, 100-Yard
Freestyle: 50-, 100-, 200-, 500-Yard
Individual Medley: 100-, 200-Yard (four strokes)
|TABLE TENNIS||Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles|
|TENNIS||Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles|
|TRACK & FIELD||50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500 Meter, 4 x 100 Relay |
Discus, Hammer Throw, High Jump, Javelin, Long Jump,
Pole Vault, Shot Put, Triple Jump
|TRIATHLON||Swimming: 400M Freestyle|
Road Race: 5K
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