ST. CLOUD -- Softball, swimming, basketball, track and field and over
16 other sports will be featured at this year's Minnesota Senior Games.

Athletes age 50 and older can compete in over 20 sports during the four day event.


Organizer Lisa Braun says the competition is divided into age categories and the top 2-3 athletes from each bracket will go on to play at the National Senior Games.

"If you're a 50-year-old you aren't necessarily competing against an 85-year-old. There are age brackets, so you're competing against people who are similar in age to you and it levels the playing field a little bit." -Braun

The National Senior Games will be held in Birmingham, Alabama in 2017.

Those 50 or older can register at St. Cloud's Whitney Park and Senior Center or online at the MN Senior Games websiteIt's $45 to register and the deadline for registration is Saturday, May 2.