Alabama folks age 50 and up can compete in the Alabama Senior Olympics 2024 Games. The games will be held at different venues all over the state.

Registration is now open here.

The 2024 Alabama Senior Olympics is a qualifier for the 2025 National Senior Games to be held in Des Moines, Iowa.

The sports, dates and venues are as follows:

Archery                                   Opelika Sportsplex                        3/22

Badminton                           Covington Rec Cen, Opelika            3/21

Basketball                              Opelika High School                      3/23

Bowling                                    Shindig Tuscaloosa                  4/28-29

Cornhole                                  Opelika Sportsplex                      3/22

Cycling                                             Mobile                                3/9-10

Golf                                    Pines Crossing Golf Course             4/15

Pickleball                                Opelika Pickleball Facility           4/12-14

Power & Race Walk                    Opelika High School                  3/23

Racquetball                                 Opelika Sportsplex                   3/22

Road Race                                 Multiple Locations                see sports page

Shuffleboard                              Valley Sportsplex                       3/25

Softball                                               TBA                                   TBA

Swimming                                    Opelika Sportsplex                   4/13

Table Tennis                          University of AL Rec Center           4/6

Tennis                                    Tuscaloosa Tennis Center           4/6-7

Track & Field                              Opelika High School                  3/23

Triathlon                                     Multiple Locations                see sports page

Volleyball                                    Opelika High School                  3/24

For more details on individual sports, go here.

Details here.

The competition was established in 1987.  Amazingly, some senior athletes who competed 35 years ago in the initial games are still competing now.  Do the math.

Let the games begin.

Jim Zeigler is a former Alabama Public Service Commissioner and State Auditor. You can reach him for comments at

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