Des Moines to Host National Senior Games in 2025
DES MOINES, Iowa (July 20, 2023) – The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) announced it will be hosting the National Senior Games in Greater Des Moines in 2025. The NSGA promotes the benefits of competitive sports, physical fitness, and active aging to adults 50 years and older. The National Senior Games is the largest multi-sport championship event in the world for adults 50 and over, typically drawing more than 10,000 qualified athletes from every state and beyond to compete in more than 20 sports.
“We are honored to be able to host a world-class event that will bring thousands of inspiring athletes to Des Moines,” said Catch Des Moines President and CEO Greg Edwards, who participated in the passing of the ceremonial torch at the 2023 host Pittsburgh’s PNC Park. “From the National Veterans Golden Age Games to the AAU Junior Olympics, we’ve proven to be the perfect host for these types of multi-sport, marquee events, and the Senior Games is yet another opportunity to showcase our first-class venues and vibrant metro.”
National Senior Games athletes will compete at various venues around Greater Des Moines.
“Des Moines is a thriving sports city with all the ingredients – excellent venues, a walkable downtown, and welcoming community – to create a first-rate experience for the 2025 National Senior Games,” said Sue Hlavacek, NSGA Interim CEO. “We are excited to partner with Catch Des Moines to produce this event and know athletes will find many unexpected delights in the region.”
The NSGA sanctions qualifying games through 53 Member Organizations across the U.S. and Canada during even-numbered years, and produces the National Senior Games on odd-numbered years.
The 2024 Florida Senior Games, presented by Humana, will be a qualifier for the 2025 National Senior Games. The 2024 Florida Senior Games will be held in Florida’s Sports Coast/Pasco County.
About Catch Des Moines
The Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Des Moines Area Sports Commission, collectively known as Catch Des Moines, is the official destination marketing organization promoting and representing Greater Des Moines to leisure travelers and meeting/sports planners. Our focus is to increase visitors to the metro and elevate the visitor experience to drive economic success and enhance the quality of life in the 14 local Greater Des Moines communities we represent. For more information, visit catchdesmoines.com.
The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) is a nonprofit corporation that promotes the benefits of competitive sports, physical fitness, and active aging to adults 50+. NSGA is an Affiliate Organization Council Member of the United States Olympic Paralympic Committee and governs the biennial National Senior Games, the largest qualified multi-sport event in the world. The Association is comprised of 52 independent Member Games that conduct qualifying competition events. The 2025 National Senior Games will be held in Des Moines, Iowa. For more information, please visit NSGA.com and follow @SeniorGames1 on social media.