What Are the Huntsman World Senior Games
We love it this time of year! October is the month when the Huntsman World Senior Games participants are in town to compete.
To give you a little background, the Huntsman World Senior Games started back in 1987 and today involves over 2,000 volunteers hosting 27 athletic events for over two weeks every single October. These events are held for those 50 years of age and above.
The crowd draws competitors from all over the world and has become an extremely popular St. George, Utah vacation spot. It is so awesome to see such a diverse group of people come from around the world and have this universal connection bring them together.
The participants are an amazing and elite group who continue to strive for good health and enjoy a little competition as well. Since the beginning of the games, it has been open to both men and women. It originally started with a requirement of being age 55, but it later was reduced to age 50 to invite those looking into retirement and encourage personal fitness throughout life.
Activity After Activity
The Senior Games also offer various health screenings, including a screening for breast and prostate cancer. Dances, band concerts, award ceremonies, socials are held for all to enjoy.
For those individuals who have been participating for years and years, the Huntsman World Senior Games has really become a “competitive” reunion with all of the friends that they have met throughout the years. What a unique experience!
We hope that in coming out to participate in the games you’ll take some time to enjoy the beauty and other attractions that St. George’s Dixie has to offer. We promise you will be sure to make it your own unique annual vacation.