Illinois Senior Olympics

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The Springfield Park District and The Illinois Senior Olympic Advisory Board invite all Men and Women 50 years of age and older to come and participate in this wonderful senior athletic event. There are over 30 event categories and team sports offered.

The Benefits

We are proud to be able to help promote healthy lifestyles for adults, particularly seniors 50 years of age and older. It's no secret that baby boomers are entering their golden years and are becoming more conscious about their health and the way they age. Staying fit and active is the best answer to aging and our games provide an excellent way for seniors to maintain or improve their physical and mental condition, as well as their coordination, while enjoying some friendly competition. It's also a great opportunity to meet new friends, and engage the whole family in the fitness mode. But, if exercising isn't for you, don't forget you can still be a part of the games by becoming a volunteer.

More About the Games

The Illinois Senior Olympics, based in Springfield began in 1977, making it the oldest State Games in the United States. Springfield’s first Senior Olympics hosted 122 athletes and as years have passed the participation has increased immensely, the Illinois Senior Olympics now host up to 1,200 male and female athletes, ages 50 years and older. The Oldest athlete to ever compete was 99. Springfield is the only qualifying site for the state of Illinois.

Be part of the Senior Olympics

Without the support of our sponsors and volunteers the Illinois Senior Olympics would not be able to take place. There are many levels of sponsorship and volunteering opportunities. Contact us for more information.

Please support the sponsors that support the Illinois Senior Olympic Games.

Contact Us!

For Illinois Senior Olympics inquiries please contact Justin Yuroff at or phone 217.528.4035 ext. 118.


SAVE THE DATE – 2016 Illinois Senior Olympics

7/30  Stoneman Triathlon
8/06  Cycling
8/30  Bridge
9/15 - 9/17  Pickleball
9/17  Basketball, Volleyball
9/17  Archery
9/17 - 9/18  Softball
9/21 - 9/22  Tennis
9/22  Badminton, Basketball Free Throw, Bocce Ball, Miniature Golf, Ropeskipping
9/23  Casting, Celebration of Athletes (Social)
9/23 - 9/24   Bowling, Shuffleboard, Table Tennis
9/24  Bags, Horseshoes, Swimming
9/25  5K, 10K, Track and Field Events
9/26  Golf
10/20 Wii Bowling


Registration for the 2016 Illinois Senior Olympics will be available beginning in May.  Please email if you would like to be added to the registration mailing list.  By joining this mailing list, you will receive the 2016 Illinois Senior Olympics Registration Brochure via email.  The Brochure contains all information necessary to register for the 2016 games.

Online Registration:
In an effort to more effectively and efficiently manage our registration process, we are currently working to bring you online registration.  Once available, online registration will take place right here on our website at


Photos from 2015 Illinois Senior Olympics




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