2016 Florida Senior Games

General Information

The 2016 Florida Senior Games will be held in Clearwater, Florida, December 3-11, 2016 in various locations throughout Pinellas County. Join the thousands of athletes 50 and over that will be competing at the Florida Senior Games. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Florida Sports Foundation toll-free at 1-866-FLGAMES (354-2637) or games@flasports.com.

Date & Times

The Florida Senior Games will be held December 3-11, 2016. Check the sport competition information pages for start times, rules and scheduling information.

How To Enter

Registration will begin in July 2016.

Save the paperwork and postage, and guarantee your entry is received on time – register online. Online registration has later registration deadlines that can be found in the sport specific pages. Athletes submitting a paper entry must complete and return the official entry form to the address below to be received by the registration deadline for your sport. All entries must include entry fees and signed waivers for individual sports. Team waivers are due on-site during designated times.

Please make all payments (check or money order) payable to the Florida Sports Foundation (FSF). There will be a $35 fee for returned checks. Many sports require qualifying at one of the Sanctioned Florida Senior Games Series Qualifiers for Florida residents. Please see the sport specific pages for qualifying rules.

The 4×100 Relay for Track & Field and Swimming Relays only permit on-site registration during designated times found in the sport specific pages. The 5K Road Race offers on-site registration the day of the event.

Refund Policy

Registration in the Florida Senior Games (FSG) is subject to Florida Sports Foundation’s (FSF) refund policy. No refunds will be granted for withdrawals made less than seven (7) days prior to the start of competition. Late or on-site entries made less than seven (7) days prior to the start of competition are non-refundable. Any registration approved for a refund is subject to a $15 administrative fee. All refund requests must be submitted in writing to games@flasports.com no less than seven (7) days prior to the start of competition. No refunds will be granted for cancellation due to inclement weather or acts of god. Events cancelled due to lack of participation shall be refunded upon written request to games@flasports.com received no more than seven (7) days following the end of scheduled competition. By registering for the FSG, you agree to the FSF refund policy.

Additional Information

Florida athletes who anticipate qualifying at one of the October or November Local Qualifiers must submit an entry by the entry deadline. If the competitor does not qualify, entry fees will be refunded.

How Many Sports or Events Within A Sport May I Register For?

You may enter as many sports or events within a sport as you desire as long as they are not held at conflicting times. There are a few exceptions: Archery – one event; Swimming — up to six individual events; Tennis — up to two events. Check the schedule of events carefully for the dates and sites of the sports you wish to enter. It is the responsibility of the athlete to make sure that there are no schedule conflicts.

Athlete Check-In/Games Headquarters/T-shirts

T-shirts and goodie bags will be available at each competition venue during designated check-in times for competition. Participants will be required to complete a short survey in order to receive their t-shirt. To save time, the survey is available online and can be found with the registration forms on sport specific pages, and can be completed in advance and brought to check-in. Games Headquarters will be located at the Long Center. For Games time assistance, please call us toll free at 1-866-FLGAMES (354-2637).

Intergenerational Events

5K Road Race

The 5K Road Race on December 10, 2016 will be open to athletes of all ages and will be combined with the existing Reindeer Run at John Chestnut Park in Palm Harbor, Florida. Bring the family and compete in the 5K Road Race!

Insurance/Medical

Medical / Health Insurance is the responsibility of each participant. Every participant should be sure to have proof of insurance in the case of emergency.

Housing and Food

Participants are responsible for their own housing arrangements and meals while competing in the Florida Senior Games. `Legacy Travel has been contracted to manage the 2016 Florida Senior Games Housing. Please support our partner hotels and use the Florida Senior Games blocks to receive special rates during the Games. A list of host hotels and rates will be available on the hotel page.

Hotel Page

Inclement Weather

The Florida Sports Foundation is not responsible for changes to the event program, postponements or cancellations due to inclement weather or other circumstances beyond our control. In the event of inclement weather, every effort will be made to complete all games and events as scheduled. However, the Florida Sports Foundation reserves the right to change the schedule or format of the competition, postpone events or cancel events due to inclement weather. No refunds will be given as a result of these circumstances.

General Rules

It is the responsibility of the participant to familiarize him/herself with the rules and requirements of the Florida Senior Games.

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