Exercise is great for the body and mind and is particularly important as we age. The Active Life Games, organized by Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation, help promote physical and mental fitness through an Olympics-style competition that attracts hundreds of adults age 50 and older each year.
Registration begins Monday, July 24, for the 2023 Active Life Games, which began in the 1980s and offers a variety of contests for all skill and fitness levels.
This year’s Active Life Games will be held Oct. 2-13, with events ranging from track and field to shuffleboard to pickleball to billiards and horseshoes. Individual competitions are held over two weeks at a variety of locations throughout Hillsborough County.
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This year’s Active Life Games includes new games and new venues. For the first time, basketball shoot-out and lawn bowling will be part of the competition.
Lawn bowling will be held at the Eberhart building in Sun City Center, and the Active Life Games closing ceremonies will be at the newly constructed New Tampa Performing Arts Center.
Registration continues through Sept. 22. Cost is $25 for one event or $30 for unlimited events. There is an additional $30 charge for those participating in the golf competition, which includes a cart.
In addition to being a lot of fun and a great way to stay in shape, the Games serve as a regional qualifier for the Florida Senior Games.
Registration and a complete schedule of events can be found online.
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