2008 Senior Games on the Horizon

The Parks & Recreation Department has been the proud organizer of the El Paso Senior Games for the past 25 years. The 2008 Senior Games will be April 12 - 27. The Senior Games are a variety of athletic events that adults 50 years of age and older compete in against their peers. They are open to residents of any state. Competitors are divided into groups according to five year age increments: 50-54; 55-59; 60-64, etc. The events are held in various locations throughout the city, using Parks & Recreation facilities whenever possible. They include cycling, race walk, bowling, billiards, washers, horseshoes, swimming, track & field, table tennis, dance, tennis and 5 & 10 K run. The top three finishers in each age group receive medals. The top five finishers in each age group for each event qualify to advance to the Texas State Senior Games, which is a qualifying site for the National Senior Games.

There will be a Senior Games "Fun Day" that will take place Saturday, March 8, 2008 at the Gary del Palacio Recreation Center (3001 Parkwood - Album Park). The Senior Fun Day is a kick-off event for the Senior Games with fun events to encourage those 50 years of age and up to prepare for and participate in the Senior Games in April.