The Maryland Senior Olympics is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization for active residents 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.
Each year, MSO offers around 100 events through two dozen sports in age groups of 50-54, 55-59, 60-64 and so forth. The top three finishers in each event win medals; every odd year is a qualifying year for the National Senior Games. The top four in each state-level event qualifies for nationals.
You don’t have to be a world-class athlete to compete in the Maryland Senior Olympics. Our motto is, “To Participate Is to Win!” Our athletes compete because of the fellowship and friendships, personal challenge and for the competitive nature.
The games are conducted in partnership with Montgomery County Recreation. Many of our events are held in Montgomery County but we also have events in Anne Arundel, Frederick, Howard and Prince George’s counties. For the full lineup of MSO sports and activities, visit our Events page.
We encourage your input and advice toward the future of the organization. The Maryland Senior Olympics are your games. We want to hear from you. If you have suggestions, wish to volunteer or have photos or content to contribute to our website or social media, please let us know. Just want to say hello? We’d love to hear from you!
As you can see, we’re very excited about the role, mission and history of the Maryland Senior Olympics. We welcome you to share the enthusiasm with us!