Senior Olympics

The Illinois Senior Olympics Games, sponsored by the Springfield Park District in conjunction with the ISO Advisory Board, were created to promote active lifestyles for seniors. Each year more than 900 men and women, 50 years of age and older, come together to participate in competitive and recreational sporting events. Typically the games are held every 3rd and 4th weeks of September, with the exception of cycling which takes place in summer.

Illinois Senior Olympics is the only qualifying site in Illinois where you can compete for the National Senior Games, which attract approximately 12,000 athletes and are held every odd year throughout the country. 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

The Illinois Senior Olympics is headquartered at the Springfield Park District's Recreation Offices, 1601 North 5th Street. For more information contact us at (217) 753-0700 or visit the websites below:

Illinois Senior
National Senior Games Association:

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Junior Zoo Keepers - Summer Session A
Zooper Edventures - Horse Play
Animal Play Day at the Zoo - Jiggly Gelatin Day
Central IL Amateur Golf Tournament
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