INDIANA STATE GAMES - The senior games for Indiana

Q:  Where are the 2020 Indiana State Games being held?
 May 28- June 5, 2020 events include: Badminton, Bowling, Celebration of Athletes, Cornhole, Cycling, Disc Golf, Pickleball, Power Walk, Racquetball, Race Walk, Recreation Events, Road Race 5K, Shuffleboard, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field. Events will be held in Evansville, IN.

DanceSport- NEW 2019 EVENT
Feb 2020 Michigan City, IN
Indiana Challenge Dancesport

Archery, Sunday, June 7th, Koteewi Range, Noblesville, IN

Golf, June 8th, Smock Golf Course, Indianapolis

Triathlon, Sat, June 25th, Scales Lake, Boonville, IN

10K Road Race, Sat, Aug 8th, YMCA Race Downtown Evansville

Volleyball - Sept 12th, Indianapolis

Basketball 3 on 3 - Sept 12th, 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, 2020

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 Fort Lauderdale, FL in Nov, 2021.
THIS YEAR (2020) ARE THE QUALIFYING GAMES in Indiana for the 2021 National Senior Games. 

Q: Is there a paper registration form for the 2020 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, a minimum 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 15th, additional $5 registration fee.

Q: How much does it cost to register for 2020 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, Power Walk, 5K Road Race, Swimming, Track & Field.
There is a $10 fee for Pickleball. 
Some sporting events will have additional fees to be paid onsite/online for event.*
Bowling*, 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, 2020.
EXAMPLE #1: If a person will turn 50 in July, 2020,  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 Nov 2021 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. 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 as well as the in state Athlete will qualify.
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 2021 National Senior Games being held?
A:  The Games will take place in Fort Lauderdale, FL. 

Q:  When can I expect my registration information?
A:   Please continue to check our website at www.NSGA.com for updated information.
Q:  What sports will be offered at the 2021 National Senior 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, Non-Ambulatory Doubles, Non-Ambulatory Mixed Doubles
CORNHOLE Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Non-Ambulatory Singles
CYCLING 5K, 10K (Time Trials), 20K, 40K (Road Races)
GOLF 54-Hole Scratch Play
PICKLEBALL Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles
RACE WALK 1500, 5K
RACQUETBALL Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles
SHUFFLEBOARD Singles, Open Doubles, Non-Ambulatory Singles, Non-Ambulatory Open Doubles
SOCCER Team Soccer (Eight vs Eight)
SOFTBALL Team Softball
SWIMMING Backstroke: 50, 100, 200-Yard
Breaststroke: 50, 100, 200-Yard
Butterfly: 50, 100, 200-Yard
Freestyle: 50, 100, 200, 500-Yard
Individual Medley: 100, 200, 400-Yard (four strokes)
Mixed Relays (2 men & 2 women): 200-Yard Freestyle, 200-Yard Medley
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
Cycling: 20K
Road Race: 5K
VOLLEYBALL Team Volleyball, Beach Volleyball


National Senior Games Questions?
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or, ?Go directly to NSGA main website