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Schedule and Location
Date TBA

Location TBA

Events
1500m Power Walk (USATF Rules) – RW026
1500m Race Walk (USATF Rules) – RW027
5K Race Walk (USATF Rules) – RW028
5K Power Walk (FSG Rules) – RW029

Florida Senior Games Qualifying Rules
OPEN – no qualification performance is necessary

Entry Requirements
1.  Note: Prior to registering for the Race Walk, please be sure to be familiar with USATF. This event will be judged strictly in accordance with USATF rules for Race Walk.

2.  Walking entry fee is $25 for the first event and $10 for each additional Walking event for Florida residents. Entry fee is $30 for the first event and $10 for each additional event for non-residents. Entry fee includes an event t-shirt (athletes competing in multiple sports will only receive one t-shirt). T-shirts will be distributed on-site at designated competition check-in time. A short survey will be required to be completed at check-in. This survey can be found online at www.floridaseniorgames.com, and can be completed in advance and brought to check-in.

3.  All entries must be received by November 20, 2020 at www.floridaseniorgames.com. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the Event Director. Athletes registering after November 20, 2020 will not be guaranteed a t-shirt and may be subject to a $10 late fee.

Format
1.  Athletes may not enter a 5K walking event and the 5K Road Race (running). Athletes must choose to either walk or run the 5K Road Race.

2.  5K Race Walk – will be judged in accordance to USA Track & Field (USATF) rules.

3.  A USA Track & Field (USATF) certified 3.1 mile paved surface course will be used.

4.  1500 Meter Race Walk – Timed final on the track with split times at the 400M, 800M and 1200M marks.

5.  Fourth place ribbons will be awarded in addition to Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for Florida residents. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to top overall athletes if non-residents are in contention for medals.

6.  The 2018 Bob Fine Excellence in Race Walking award will be presented to a Male and Female athlete at the conclusion of the 1500m Race Walk. This award is based upon performances from 2018 in the 5K and 1500m Race Walks at the Florida Senior Games. The 2018 Bob Fine Excellence in Race Walking award are Karl Hughes (male) and Sharon Haley (female).

Sports Rules
5K Race Walk will be conducted in accordance with USATF rules, except as modified herein.Race Walk athletes must use proper Race Walking techniques or risk disqualification.All walking athletes must not wear clothing that could impede the view of the athlete’s numbers for the judgesAll walking race numbers must be worn on the front and back and must be visible at all times.Competitors must pass through the entire finish chute to qualify as an official finisher.

Hotel
Hotel information for the race & power walk competitions is forthcoming.

Registration
Registration for the 2020 Florida Senior Games is forthcoming.

Contacts

FSF Staff Contact
Jason Hendrix
(850) 577-7201 or jhendrix@playinflorida.com

State Director(s)
5K Power Walk/Race Walk – Marc Zimmerman: zimm@centralfloridasports.com
1500M – Tony Tussing: (386) 734-6389 or zmelt@cfl.rr.com

Media
Jason Hendrix
(850) 577-7201 or jhendrix@playinflorida.com

Nick Gandy
(850) 322-3404 or media@playinflorida.com