The Barbados National Senior Games was first held in 2002. The concept of the games is to promote “Active Ageing”, and improved healthy lifestyles ultimately leading to an improved quality of life and longevity among the Barbadian population. The Senior Games is a track and field competition which encompasses most of the traditional track and field events with modifications in distances run and weights of implements according to the specific age categories.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
The Barbados National Senior Games will be held in accordance with the current rules and regulations of the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF). Some modifications have been made to some rules with consideration to the competing age groups. All Technical matters will be resolved by the Organizing Committee.
COMPETITION VENUE AND DATE
The 2017 Barbados National Senior Games will be held at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex, Paradise Park, Cave Hill, St. Michael, Barbados on Monday 5 June 2017. Parade of Athletes and Opening Ceremony will begin at 08:00 a.m. sharp and the first event will begin at 09:00 a.m. sharp. It is suggested that all athletes get to the facility No Later Than 07:30 a.m. TCI
WARM UP FACILITIES
The warm up area at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex will be the grass area located to the Southern end outside the competition arena. This will also be the athlete’s village for the games.
All athletes are limited to a Maximum of Five (5) individual events one of which MUST be a field event. Any athlete who is entered in more than the stipulated number of events will be randomly removed from one of those events. The competition schedule will not be changed to accommodate athletes who choose to compete in events which may pose a challenge due.to the time between events.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital will be alerted about the games and will be requested to be on standby in case of any major emergency. A Medical Team will be on–site for the duration of the championships. Athletes and clubs are encouraged to travel with a first aid kit in case of any minor accidents.
An attempt will be made this year to have entries submitted electronically. Personnel will be available at Sports and Games (B’dos) Ltd located at the Corner of James Street, the National Assistance Board and the Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development to assist with direct input of entries into the Team Manager Programme which will considerably cut down on the paper entry process. Registration Forms will also be available on the Ministry’s website for download and completion. The completed form can be submitted at any of the above locations.