Durham Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the City of Durham, Humana, the Durham Center for Senior Life, the NC Cooperative Extension, RSVP, and the Durham Arts Council, invites everyone age 50+ to consider participating in the Durham Senior Games this year (April 17–May 4).
The Senior Games are known for the wide variety that older men and women can compete in, but many don’t realize that there’s an arts and performance component to it as well. The SilverArts Showcase offers a forum for seniors to make their mark in the art of the spoken and written word, traditional crafts, music, dance, and other categories.
For sporting events, there are the following age brackets: 50–54, 55–59, 60–64, 65–69, 70–74, 75–79, 80–84, 85–89, 90–94, 95–99, and 100+. There are no age brackets for SilverArts competitors.
Here are the sports categories (some sports, such as track & field and swimming, have individual subcategories):
And here are the categories for SilverArts:
Durham Senior Games and SilverArts Showcase take place from April 17 through May 4 in venues throughout the city. Early bird registration runs February 6–March 3 (save $2), and the official registration period is from March 4 through March 24.
You can download an application form from dprplaymore.org, or you can click here to register. Or you can pick up and form and information packet from these locations:
Registration fees are $14, $12.60 with a DPR Play More card (save $2 if you pay by the March 3 early bird deadline). Some activities (like golf and bowling) require extra fees; payment by check or money order should be made out to The City of Durham.
Call 919-560-4355 x27232 for more information.