SALISBURY, MD---Registration is open for the 15th annual Eastern Shore Senior Games at Salisbury University.
The games are Thursday-Saturday, May 1-3, at Maggs Physical Activities Center and athletic fields, and other locations throughout the community. The games are open to men and women ages 50 and older.
Competitions include aquatics, cycling, a 5K run/walk, fitness assessments, pickleball, golf, table tennis, tennis, track and field, and team volleyball. Participants may register online, by phone or by mail.
Cost is $30 per single sporting event, $50 for unlimited sporting events. Volleyball registration is $200 per team; team members do not need to register separately unless also competing in other events. Golf is a single fee of $50, which includes a cart fee and dinner. Entries should be postmarked by Monday, March 31. Late entries will be assessed an additional $25 late fee.
Athletes vie for gold, silver and bronze medals in age brackets based on five-year increments, from ages 50-54 to 90-plus. Medals are awarded for all sports except the 5K walk/run and fitness assessments, for which participation ribbons are awarded.
An Athlete Recognition Social is 4-6 p.m. Friday, May 2, to honor the participants that make the games possible and to allow participants to socialize. Hors D’oeuvers will be served and a guest speaker will present.
To nominate an athlete for recognition, visit the Senior Games website. All nominees must be over 55, must have participated in a previous year’s event, and must be registered to participate in the 2014 Eastern Shore Senior Games.
According to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, 85 percent of seniors in the United States do not exercise as much as they should. Other seniors have made staying in shape a social affair, using events like the Senior Games to keep in touch with old friends and make new ones. In recent years, more than 400 have competed in the games.
To register or for more information, contact the coordinators at 410-677-0254 or email@example.com, visit the Eastern Shore Senior Games website at www.salisbury.edu/seniorgames, or visit the event’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/#!/EasternShoreSeniorGames.