Senior Olympics

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. Today, the Illinois games hosts up to 1,400 male and female athletes with an age range of 50 years and better. The Illinois Senior Olympics include more than 20 events and 3 team sports. Springfield is the only qualifying site in Illinois for athletes that would like to participate in the National Senior Games.

The Illinois Senior Olympics is proud to promote healthy lifestyles for seniors. The games are an excellent way for seniors to be fit and active and improve their physical and mental condition. This is a great opportunity to socialize with other athletes, enjoy some friendly competition and engage the entire family in health and wellness.

The 2015 Illinois Senior Olympics are right around the corner. Please see below for our schedule of events. The Illinois Senior Olympics would not be possible without great volunteers. We have several volunteer opportunities for sports enthusiasts of all ages.

These games are hosted in cooperation with the Springfield Park District & the Senior Services of Central IL, Inc. For more information, please visit the Illinois Senior Olympics website or call our office at (217)528-4035.

Fast Facts:

  • Over 50 sporting categories w/ team sports
  • Must be 50 or older to compete
  • Gold, Silver, & Bronze medals awarded
  • Registration fee includes a t-shirt and up to ten events. Events beyond ten will be an additional $3.00 each
  • ISO is a member of the NSGA

Volunteer Opportunities

  • As many as 300 volunteers needed
  • Can be volunteer and participant too!
  • Volunteer as individual or as a group

Upcoming Schedule

7/25/2015 Stoneman Triathlon
8/02/2015 Cycling
9/01/2015 Bridge
9/16/2015-9/17/2015 Tennis
9/17/2015 Badminton, Basketball Free Throw, Bocce Ball, Miniature Golf, Ropeskipping
9/18/2015 Casting, Celebration of Athletes (Social)
9/18/2015-9/19/2015 Bowling, Shuffleboard, Table Tennis
9/19/2015 5K, 10K, Horseshoes, Swimming
9/20/2015 Track and Field Events
9/21/2015 Golf
9/24/2015 – 9/26/2015 Pickleball
9/26/2015 Archery (No Basketball or Volleyball in non-qualifying year.)
9/26/2015-9/27/2015 Softball
10/15/2015 Wii Bowling

The Illinois Senior Olympics is headquartered at the Senior Services of Central IL, 701 West Mason Street, Springfield. The majority of events take place at the Springfield Park District facilities and outdoor spaces. For more information contact Jennifer Phillips at (217) 528-4035 or visit the websites below:

Senior Services of Central IL, Inc:
Illinois Senior
National Senior Games Association:

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