Quad City Senior Olympics 2024

General 2024 Information

See the “Schedule of Events” tab for a chronological listing and location of all 2024 events.

  1. The Senior Olympics will be conducted over a period of two weeks, May 18 – June 1, 2024.
  2. The Senior Olympics consist of both sports and non-sports events.
  3. The minimum age is 40 years old for all events except where stated otherwise.
  4. The registration fee of $40 admits entrants into unlimited events.
  5. Bowling, golf, and billiards require additional venue fees.
  6. The entry fee includes t-shirt, entry into opening/closing ceremonies and up to 3 earned medals. Earned medals beyond 3 may be purchased for $5 each.
  7. Medals will be awarded in 5-year increments.
  8. Both partners must be registered for doubles. Teams compete in the younger partner’s age group.
  9. Where necessary/appropriate events will include multiple age groups.
  10. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early for your event.
  11. Every effort will be made to keep the “Schedule of Events” updated and current. Check there from time to time to learn of the latest changes.

5k Update for 2024

Put on by Fleet Feet. Participants who register through the Senior Olympics are entitled to unlimited other Senior Olympics events, Senior Olympics t-shirts, and eligible to earn medals – they will not receive Fleet Feet race t-shirts.
For those who want to participate in a longer running event as part of the Senior Olympics, consider the 3,000-meter run on the track on 6/1/24 at 8:00 am.

Registration and deadlines

  1. Register under “Registration” tab as early as possible to ensure t-shirt are available.
  2. Deadlines for on-line registration to ensure t-shirt:
  3. Deadlines for on-line registration (may not receive t-shirt):
  4. Late/walk-up registration for all events except swimming is permitted. Late registrants will need to sign a waiver and pay $40 by check or cash and will not receive a t-shirt.

 Rules for Arts & Crafts, Literary Arts, and Performing Arts

  1. Arts and Crafts – entries dropped off at CASI on May 1, 2024, 1:00 pm –  6:00 pm  (See “Rules” tab)
  2. Literary arts – submit entries by email to qcsogo@gmail.com by May 1, 2024 (See “Rules” tab)
  3. Performing arts – performances will take place on Thursday, May 30, 2024 (See “Rules” tab)


Where applicable, awarded at conclusion of each event or at Ken Anderson Center on June 1, 2024.


It takes lots of volunteers to put on a multi-event extravaganza such as this. See “Volunteer” tab to register. Those already participating in event(s) may consider volunteering for other events. Volunteers will need to sign a waiver.

T-shirt Pick-up

For those who registered by the t-shirt order deadline, t-shirts will be delivered to the pickleball venue and to the 5k road race prior to the start of those events.
Participants in all other events are encouraged to pick up their t-shirts at the Opening Ceremonies on May 28 or at the Ken Anderson Center on June 1, 2024. Finally, arrangements can be made to pick up t-shirts after the close of the Senior Olympics.

Headquarters / Check in for events at Augustana on June 1, 2024

Saturday, June 1, 2024 at the Ken Anderson Center, 3600 5th Ave., Rock Island, IL

Kickoff / Opening Ceremonies

Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 5:00 pm at CASI, 1035 W. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA   

Sportsmanship Award in honor of Delmar Dean Smith

Those who witness outstanding sportsmanship during the games are encouraged to nominate the person for the Sportsmanship Award to be given at the Closing Ceremonies. Prior to May 31, submit entries by email to qcsogo@gmail.com. On June 1, submit in writing to headquarters. Please provide your name, name of the nominee, event, and brief description of the award-worthy action.

Closing Ceremonies

Saturday, June 1, 2024, 4:30 pm at Ken Anderson Center Patio – closing ceremonies and picnic
Free to participants and volunteers.