Massachusetts Senior Games

The Massachusetts Senior Olympics for Adults - 40 and Over

Summer Games

General Information:

The core sports of the 2016 Massachusetts Senior Games Games will be held at Springfield College, Saturday June 18th.  Those events include Track & Field, Swimming, Basketball, Tennis, Racquetball, and Table Tennis.  An assortment of other competitions will be held at various locations around the state.  Please see the Registration Page for the full list.  

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2016 is a QUALIFYING YEAR for the 2017 National Games which will be held in Birmingham, AL   One must have competed in the 2016 Games and attained a qualifying time, distance or place in order to compete at Nationals

There is no pre-qualification process to enter the 2016 Massachusetts Games.  Anyone age 40* or above, from Massachusetts or any other state or country, may register and participate in the Games.  Registration will open in early 2016.


Springfield College is no longer providing dorm rooms to Massachusetts Senior Games athletes.  

When are the National Games?

The 2017 National Senior Games will be held in Birmingham, AL, June 2-15, 2017.

Please follow this link for morte information on Nationals:

How do I qualify for the National Games?

Athletes must meet the qualifying requirements as described in the NSGA Rule Book at a state level game in the year prior to the National Games.  In order to qualfiy for the 2017 National Games athletes must have qualfied at a state-level game in 2016. The qualifying requirements vary for different sports but in general the top four places qualfy (exceptions are tennis and golf).  In some sports a senior athlete may qualfiy by meeting a Minimum Performance Standard (MPS). Click Here to see the 2015 NSGA Rule Book.  2016 will be a Qualifying Year for the 2017 National Senior Games.

How do I register for the Massachusetts Senior Games?

Registration for the 2016 Summer Massachusetts Senior Games will begin in early 2016.  Go to the Registration Page to register 

Team Registrations will Close 2 Weeks prior to the Event | Individual & Doubles Registrations will Close 1 Week prior.

There will be NO DAY-OF-EVENT Registration with the exception of the 5K and 10K Road Races or as otherwise noted.

Registration WITHOUT PAYMENT is not a completed Registration

How do I pay for registration?

We prefer all payment to be made on-line with a major credit card.  Please follow this link to our Payment Information Page.

Age Brackets:

The list of events offered by the Massachusetts Senior Games mirrors the events offered at The National Senior Games held every other year. All events are held for both men and women. The Massachusetts Senior Games uses the rules established by the National Senior Games Association for the National Senior Games. Athletes compete in five year age brackets, beginning at age 40*. Age for competition in individual sports is determined by the athlete's age as of December 31 of the year of competition. Age division for doubles or team events is determined by the age of the younger partner.

Age Brackets for Individual Sports:

  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75-79
  • 80-84
  • 85-89
  • 90-94
  • 95-99
  • 100 plus

Age Brackets for Team Sports:

  • 40+
  • 50+
  • 55+
  • 60+
  • 65+
  • 70+
  • 75+
  •  In addition, 3-on-3 basketball has an 80+ division.


Archery: compound fingers, compound release, barebow compound, recurve, barebow recurve

Badminton: Singles, doubles, mixed doubles

Basketball: Hot-Short & Free Throw # (Click for details)

Billiards #

Bowling: Singles, doubles, mixed doubles

Cycling: 5 and 10K Time Trial; 20 and 40K Road Race

Disc Golf # "Remember the popular game of Frisbee, which involved players throwing a plastic disc to each other? In the 1970s that sport was expanded into disc golf, an activity that may be the fastest-growing sport in the United States - perhaps the world - according to the Professional Disc Golf Association."

Golf: 18 Hole scratch play


Pickleball: Singles, doubles, mixed doubles

Pistol Shooting 

Race Walk: 1500, 5000 meter

Racquetball: Singles, doubles, mixed doubles

Road Race: 5K and 10K


Softball: Team - including 40+ teams

Swimming: Backstroke-50, 100, 200 yards
Breaststroke- 50, 100, 200 yards
Butterfly- 50 and 100 yards
Freestyle- 50, 100, 200, yards
Individual Medley-100, 200 yards

  Swimming Order of Events is at bottom of the Registration Page

Table Tennis: Singles, doubles, mixed doubles

Tennis: Singles, doubles, mixed doubles

Track and Field: 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500 meter
Discus, high jump, javelin, long jump, pole vault, shot put, triple jump, hammer

  Track & Field Order of Events is at bottom of the Registration Page

Triathlon: 400m Swim, 20K Cycling  & 5K Ru

Volleyball: Team - including 40+ teams

* Note that although the Massachusetts Senior Games encourages those 40-49 to compete, only those age 50+ are eligible to compete in the National Senior Games, which are held in odd years like 2015, 2017, etc.  Keep competing and one day soon you'll be fortunate enough to be 50 or older!

# NOT a National Event