Maryland Senior Olympics

Maryland Senior Olympics

Qualifying Statement for the 2021 National Senior Games presented by Humana

This is an unprecedented situation for the National Senior Games Association (NSGA) that required a one-time adjustment for the 2021 National Senior Games.

NSGA has established a registration process which includes a Priority Registration Period for qualified athletes followed by an Open Registration Period.

Qualification for Priority Registration Period

If Maryland Senior Olympics is ABLE to conduct Games or specific sports/events in 2020, the qualification standards for the sports/events as specified in the 2021 NSGA Rulebook will determine qualifiers.

In addition, athletes from Maryland Senior Olympics who qualified for the 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, NM will also qualify in the respective sports/events for the National Senior Games in 2021 (i.e., qualifiers from 2018 respective sports/events from that state’s senior games).

If Maryland Senior Olympics is UNABLE to conduct Games or specific sports/events in 2020, athletes from Maryland Senior Olympics who qualified for the 2017 National Senior Games in Birmingham, AL and/or 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, NM will qualify in the respective sports/events for the 2021 National Senior Games (i.e., qualifiers from 2016 and/or 2018 respective sports/events from Maryland Senior Olympics.

The number of registrants may be limited for certain sports.

Open Registration Period

An Open Registration period will also be offered to accommodate athletes age 50+, who were unable to attend or qualify at a state senior games in 2020.

The number of registrants may be limited for certain sports.

Change in Power Walk Qualification

Power Walk will continue as an Open Sport for the 2021 National Senior Games presented by Humana. Qualification will not be required for Power Walk.

NSGA reserves the right to make further adjustments to National Senior Games qualification and registration.

Maryland Senior Olympics & COVID-19

Out of concern for the health and welfare of our valued athletes, volunteers, staff, venue coordinators, spectators, officials etc., the Maryland Senior Olympics Commission (MSOC) is actively monitoring the recommendations and directives of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), Maryland Department of Health and Governor’s Office. We will follow their guidelines in terms of the continuation of events and recommend that our participants refer to the CDC website for resources on how to prevent the spread of coronavirus. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov.

Should the CDC, Maryland Department of Health, Governor’s Office or the jurisdictions where our events are held mandate the cancellation of events, the MSOC will provide all participants with more detailed information regarding event rescheduling or cancellation.

Welcome to the Maryland Senior Olympics

The Maryland Senior Olympics is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization for physically-active adults aged 50 and above. Since 1980, the Maryland games have provided great competition and camaraderie for mature adults and many have advanced to the National Senior Games and returned as U.S. champions.

News & Alerts

2020 Events Schedule Available

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, registration for the 2020 Maryland Senior Olympics has been postponed until further notice. Watch your email or this website for a new date when registration can begin.  

2020 Information and Registration Guide Now Available

2020 Registration Forms

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Registration for the 2020 Maryland Senior Olympics has been postponed until further notice. Watch your email or this website for a new date when Registration can begin.  

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