Huntsman World Senior Games got its start in 1987,
when John H. Morgan sponsored the first event. At
that time it was just named the World Senior Games
and there were only 500 participants. By 1989, John
Huntsman had heard about the games and recognized
the value of the event. Not only to the participants,
but to St. George and the surrounding area as well,
at that time he became the principal sponsor of the
event and the Huntsman name was added to the title.
Today there are more than 7,000 participants
annually. Participants come for all over the world
and all fifty states. The gender breakdown of participants
is approximately 67% male and 33% female. The oldest
participant so far was been 96 years old.
There are 22 different events at the games including:
Seniors can register for one or several competitions. However, there maybe scheduling conflicts and no refunds will be given so check the schedules when registering. To qualify to participate in the Senior Games, athletes must be a minimum of 50 years old.
Once the games are underway participants and their registered guest will have access to several free health screening tests including:
- Blood Pressure
- Bone Density
- And many more.
There are several other events and social
activities surrounding the Huntsman Senior Games such
as dinners, dances, a talent show, and opening ceremonies
just to name of few.
The games are held in mid-October each year and based
in St. George, Utah, which is located far southwest
corner of the state. This gives participants a chance
to visit some of the most spectacular national parks
& monuments. Several are located in the region
including Bryce, Zion, and the north rim of the Grand