2021 Maryland Senior Olympics: Registration is Open

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2021 Maryland Senior Olympics: Registration is Open


The Maryland Senior Olympics (MSO) are officially underway and registration is open for many events that will take place through October. Montgomery County will host numerous events.

Each year, men and women, ages 50 and older, from Maryland jurisdictions participate in age-group competitions in sports including archery, track and field, swimming, tennis, golf, cycling, softball, shuffleboard, 3-on-3 basketball, croquet and pickleball. The complete list of sports can be found at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec/activitiesandprograms/seniors/seniorolympics.html.

To participate in MSO, competitors do not have to be seasoned athletes or champions in training. Entrants only have to be age 50 or older and willing to participate. The MSO's motto is, "To Participate is to Win." There is a nominal fee to compete in most events.

The Maryland Senior Olympics Commission highly recommends athletes be fully vaccinated prior to participation. The Senior Olympics will follow guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Participants may enter as many sports as their schedule allows. Events will be conducted in men’s and women’s divisions in each of the following age groups: 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99 and 100-plus.

Competition will be offered in three team sports: 3-on-3 half-court basketball, softball and volleyball. The age groups for these competitions will be 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74 and 75-plus. There will be an 80-and-over category only for 3-on-3 basketball. The youngest member of the team as of Dec. 31, 2021 will determine the age division in which the team competes.

Among the upcoming events is the track and field competition that will be held Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 7-8, at the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex in Landover.

The Maryland Senior Olympics is a member of the National Senior Games Association and Montgomery County Recreation serves as the host agency. Other partners include Montgomery Parks and Howard County Recreation & Parks.

Many of the Maryland athletes will advance to the national games scheduled to take place in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The 2021 National Senior Games are postponed until May 2022 due to the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 health crisis.

MSO was created in 1980 through joint efforts of the Baltimore County and Maryland State commissions on Physical Fitness. Following the retirement of its two long-time leaders, Bob Zeigler and Bob Eickenberg, the games needed a new home, and in 2007 the torch was passed to Montgomery County.

For more information about registration or the events, visit the Maryland Senior Olympic website.


This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.


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Comments (16)

Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I had to smile after reading the list of sports that competition is being offered in.  I read "Croquet" as "Crochet."

Jul 25, 2021 03:51 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Nice to have these sports events for seniors, and you don't even have to be professional athletes. Very nice!

Jul 25, 2021 04:29 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Roy... so which sports will you and Dolores be participating in? :)

Jul 25, 2021 05:18 AM
Roy Kelley

When I was young, my skills were on the rifle range. That is now ancient history.

Jul 25, 2021 11:13 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Roy Kelley now that is something I did not know about you!

Jul 25, 2021 01:34 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am almost old enough to compete in the senior division and I plan to stay active for as long as I can.

Jul 25, 2021 05:27 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, how fun, and the Olympics is all the rage right now, so what will you be doing?

Jul 25, 2021 05:48 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Roy Kelley - what a great idea! This is where Seniors can shine and be appreciated by the masses. Hopefully children will be inspired too!

Jul 25, 2021 09:46 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am looking forward to you answering Nina Hollander, Broker question...what a great program.  A

Jul 25, 2021 11:02 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I see my age as a category as well but would prefer to take a seat and root for the participants,  I'm sure medical attention would be very close 

Jul 25, 2021 12:11 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

What a great event Roy! Thank you for sharing this with us.

Jul 25, 2021 07:20 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Roy.

I've given up most sports.  I am keeping my golf clubs for one more season just to see if the interest comes back, right now it doesn't appear to do so.

Jul 26, 2021 12:03 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Jul 26, 2021 07:09 AM