Registration Deadline Nearing for Inaugural USA Masters Games

By Staff

The  June 30th deadline for registering for the Masters Games is fast approaching. The USA Masters Games is a major celebration of Adult Competitive Sports. The USA Masters Games is slated to be a biennial games with the inaugural edition July 21-31, 2016 in Greensboro, NC.

In addition to high-quality, “Nationals-level” competitions in each sport, the USA Masters Games will feature Opening Ceremonies, Closing Ceremonies, nightly entertainment, and a Games Village. Serving as the Games Village location and central hub of the Games will be the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, where 12 sports, Athlete Services, Vendor Village, and Closing Ceremonies are planned. Other venues of the Games are also high quality and virtually all are conveniently located within 30 minutes of the Games Village.

sporting categories
sporting categories

The USA Masters Games presents an opportunity for adult athletes age 21 and over to compete in one or more sports, while enjoying the fun, festival atmosphere of the Games with athletes from across the U.S. and foreign countries. Athletes are strongly encouraged to register for individual sports, and to gather their teammates and get in the Games team sports.

Currently within the U.S., the 2016 USA Masters Games has participants registered from 39 states, ranging from Alabama to Wisconsin alphabetically and from Alaska to Florida geographically. Additionally, athletes have registered from six continents, thus far representing the following countries: Australia, Canada, Egypt, Great Britain, India, Japan, Russia, Turkey, Uruguay, and Venezuela. The varied locations and backgrounds of the Games athletes will add tremendously to the festive nature of the Games.

“The broad acceptance of the inaugural USA Masters Games, not only throughout our country, but in regions around the world, is already one of the highlights of the Games, with a little over seven weeks still to go to the start of the event,” said Hill Carrow, USA Masters Games CEO. “Given that the rule generally with events like this is that the majority of registrations come within the last 30 days of the signup period, we’re trending very positively right now. It will be very exciting to see where we end up overall in terms of participation.”

A runner with his feet in the starting blocksThat festive aspect of the Games will be emphasized in the non-sport aspects of the Games such as the Health & Fitness Expo, Opening & Closing Ceremonies, sport socials, nightly entertainment, and much more.

To register for the Games, athletes can go to the Games website HERE. The Games registration fee is only $60 and entitles the registrant to enter as many as three different sports with no additional Games fee.