INDIANA STATE GAMES - The senior games for Indiana

Q:  Where are the 2019 Indiana State Games being held?
 May 16 - 24, 2019 events include: Badminton, Bowling, Celebration of Athletes, Cornhole, Cycling, Disc Golf, Horseshoes, Pickleball, Power Walking, Racquetball, Race Walk, Recreation Events, Shuffleboard, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field. May events will be held in Evansville, IN.

DanceSport- NEW 2019 EVENT
Feb 21-24, 2019, Michigan City, IN
Indiana Challenge Dancesport

5K Road Race - New location
Sat., May 4th, New Harmony, IN

Archery, Sunday, June 2nd, Koteewi Range, Noblesville, IN

Golf, June 3rd, Smock Golf Course, Indianapolis

Triathlon, Sat, June 29th, Scales Lake, Boonville, IN

10K Road Race, Sat, Aug 3rd, YMCA Race Downtown Evansville

Volleyball - Sept 7th, Indianapolis

Basketball 3 on 3 - Sept 7th or 8th TBD, Indianapolis

Q: Where do I register for the Indiana State Games?
Online and paper form. Paper regisrtaion form at CK Newsome Center in Evansville, 100 E Walnut St. Registration opens February 1st, 2019

Q:  Are the Indiana State Games the same as the Indiana Senior Games?
A:  YES. The name has changed to Indiana State Games, but they are the same games as in years past called the Indiana Senior Games.

Q:  Is there more than one qualifying site in Indiana?
A:  NO. The Indiana State Games is the only qualifying event for Indiana. While there are other Senior Games in various cities, Indiana State Games - Fit and 50 is the only qualifying locaiton in Indiana that will qualify an athlete for the National Senior Games to be held in Albuquerque, NM in June, 2019.
NEXT QUALIFYING GAMES in Indiana will be held in 2020 for the 2021 National Senior Games. 

Q: Is there a paper registration form for the 201 Indiana State Games?
A: Yes, there is a paper form you can fill out and mail in. Pick up paper form at CK Newsome Center, 100 E Walnut St, Evansville, IN.

Q: Can I send in photos of previous games?
A: Absolutely! With permission from participants in the photos, please send in your pictures.

Q: What is your refund policy?
A: There are no refunds for the registration fees. If refund is however approved, the amount of $15 is not refundable due to expenses paid by Indiana State games upon every registration transaction.

Q: What is your privacy policy?
A:  Any personal information received will only be used to fill your order. We will not sell or redistribute your information to anyone.

Q: What are your registration dates?
A:  Early Bird Registration will be available February 1 - April 15th. After April 15th through end of registration May 6th, additional $5 registration fee.

Q: How much does it cost to register for 2019 Indiana State Games?
A:  Registration fee is $35 per participant Feb 1st - April 15th. After April 15th registration fee is $40. There is a $5.00 additional fee for several events that include: Cycling, Swimming, Track & Field, $10 fee for Pickleball. 
Some sporting events will have additional fees to be paid onsite/online for event.*
Bowling*, 5K Road Race*, 10K Road Race*, Golf*, Triathlon*
Subject to change.

Q:  How do I determine my age category?
Your age will be determined automatically during registration by your age as of December 31, 2019.
EXAMPLE #1: If a person will turn 50 in July, 2019,  but is still 49 at the May events, the athlete will be in the 50-54 age category. The person may only be 49 when competing.
EXAMPLE #2: If you are currently 54 and will still be 54 during the events, but you will turn 55 anytime in 2019 year you will be in the 55 - 59 age category.

Q:  What are the age categories?
A:  Age categories are in 5 year increments for individual events; 50-54, 55-59. 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+   Team sports age categories determined by the youngest participant on the team; 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+. 75+ and 80+ 85+ (85+ Basketball Only)

Q: Are there any events that Indiana State Games does not offer that are official qualifying events for the 2019 National Senior Games?
Yes, there are two events that Indiana does not offer:
Indiana will not host Softball and Hammer Throw.

Q: I have a quesiton not answered here. How do I contact Indiana State Games?
Call 812-297-9568 - Leave a message or send a text

Q:  How do I qualify?
A:  Persons that place in the top four of most individual sports in their age category and gender, will qualify for National Senior Games to be held in June, 2019 in Albequerque, NM. An athlete that is not a resident of Indiana may participate in the Indiana State Games, however they cannot displace an Indiana Athlete. The out of state athlete can qualify in Indiana.
See NSGA rules

Indiana is an OPEN State

Qualifying games are responsible for determining qualifiers at their games and for advising the NSGA who has qualified. NSGA qualifying games that permit and encourage participation by out-of-state residents are classified by the NSGA as “open.” (Note: This should not be confused with “limited” events.)Each event allows for a specific number of qualifiers. If out-of-state residents qualify at an“Open”qualifying games, they will not take away a qualifying spot from a state resident.“Open” games may qualify the number of state residents specified for each event in additionto the out-of-state qualifiers.The NSGA definition of an athlete’s state of residence is that state in which the person resides for at least six months out of the year.


Q:  Where are the 2019 National Senior Games being held?
A:  The Games will take place in Albuquerque, NM. 

Q:  When can I expect my registration information?
A:  NSGA will begin mailing and emailing registration information in the Fall of 2018. Please continue to check our website at www.NSGA.com for updated information.
Q:  What sports will be offered at the 2019 National Senior Games?

  • Archery
  • Golf
  • Racquetball
  • Table Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Horseshoes
  • Road Race
  • Tennis
  • Bowling
  • Pickleball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Track & Field Cycling
  • Power Walk
  • Swimming
  • Triathlon
  • Race Walk
  • Power Walk will be an “Open Event” for 2019 only. No qualifying will be required for participation at the 2019 National Senior Games.  
  • Basketball 3 on 3
  • Volleyball
  • Softball


National Senior Games Questions?
For NSGA FAQ click here

or, ?Go directly to NSGA main website