2024 Florida Senior Games, December, 2-15, Florida's Sports Coast/Pasco County

Schedule and Location
Dates and Locations are forthcoming

1500m Race Walk (USATF Rules) – RW027
5K Race Walk (USATF Rules) – RW028

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 Rules. 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 $35 for the first event and $10 for each additional event for non-residents.

3.  All entries must be received by a November, 2024 date. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the Event Director.  Athletes registering after the November, 2024 deadline date may be subject to a $10 late fee. NO REFUNDS.

1.  Athletes may not enter both the race and power walking events. Athletes must choose either the power or race walk discipline.

2.  5000M Race Walk will be judged in accordance to USA Track & Field (USATF) rules. Timed final on the track with split times.

3.  1500 Meter Race Walk – Timed final on the track with split times at the 400M, 800M and 1200M marks.

4.  Fourth place ribbons will be awarded in addition to Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.

Sports Rules
The 1500-meter and 5000-meter race walks 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 judges. All 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.

CLICK HERE for a copy of the 2023 Florida Senior Games Rule Book.

National Senior Games Qualifying Rules
2024 is a qualifying year for the 2025 National Senior Games, to be held July 24-August 4, in Des Moines, Iowa.

1. All first-, second-, third- and fourth-place winners or athletes meeting this sport’s NSGA minimum performance standards in competition at a 2024 NSGA qualifying games will qualify for the 2025 National Senior Games.
2. The minimum distance acceptable for qualifying will be 1500M.
3. The preferred 5K race walk at the State qualifier is on a road course but the State qualifier will have the option to use a track for the event. The National Senior Games 5K race walk event will be held on a road course.
4. If a track is used for the 5K, it is referred as a 5000M.

CLICK HERE for NSGA Rules and Minimum Performance Standards.

Hotel Information
Hotel information is forthcoming.

Registration is forthcoming. Keep checking.

State Director(s)
Tony Tussing
(386) 734-6389 or zmelt@cfl.rr.com

OJ Hill
(850) 577-7207 or ojhill@playinflorida.com

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

CLICK HERE for a Florida’s Sports Coast Destination Guide.