Sports Competition for Adults Over 40: A Participants Guide to 27 Sports
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2017

If you want a great introduction to Masters sports competition, you should attend one of the Masters National Championship events in 2017. Even if the sport is not "your sport", the dedication, determination, and enjoyment these athletes exhibit are infectious. The following table lists selected national championship events in various sports for 2017.

There are many more "National Championships" than I have included here. USA Track & Field alone lists more than 50 events. However, this sample should get you started. For more information on any event, check the sponsoring organizations website. In keeping with the scope of this website, I have included only those events that offer competitive age-group classes for men and women over 40.




2016 National Championship Events
EventDateLocation
2016 USMS Master Swimming One Hour Postal ChampionshipJanuary 1Throughout the USA
2016 USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross National ChampionshipJanuary 5Ashville, NC
2016 USA Fencing Division I North American Cup (including Veterans)January 8St. Louis, MO
2016 Graham Toms Senior International ChampionshipJanuary 12Miami, FL
2016 USA Racquetball Senior Women's/Masters National ChampionshipJanuary 15Tuscon, AZ
2016 APTA Platform Tennis Women's 50+ National ChampionshipJanuary 22Scarsdale, NY
2016 National Masters Basketball USA TournamentJanuary 22Jacksonville, FL
2016 Noquemanon Ski MarathonJanuary 23Marquette, MI
2016 Methow Valley PursuitJanuary 23Methow Valley, MN
2016 ISSA/ISF Softball World Tournament of ChampionsJanuary 29Tampa, FL
2016 Craftsbury Ski MarathonJanuary 30Craftsbury, VT
2016 USA Triathlon Winter National ChampionshipJanuary 31Minneapolis, MN
2016 USA Pond Hockey National ChampionshipsFebruary 5Eagle River, WI
2016 USATF 100 Mile Trail ChampionshipFebruary 6Huntsville, TX
2016 Boulder Mountain TourFebruary 6Sun Valley, ID
2016 Alley Loop Nordic MarathonFebruary 6Crested Butte, CO
2016 US Speedskating Masters National ChampionshpFebruary 6Milwaukee, WI
2016 USA Racquetball National Doubles ChampionshipFebruary 10Tempe, AZ
2016 Mora VasaloppetFebruary 13Mora, MN
2016 US Speedskating Long Track Age Group National ChampionshpFebruary 13Milwaukee, WI
2016 North American VasaFebruary 13Traverse City, MI
2016 US Squash Century Double ChampionshipFebruary 19New York, NY
2016 US Speedskating Marathon National ChampionshipFebruary 19Milwaukee, WI
2016 American BirkebeinerFebruary 20Hayward, WI
2016 US Squash Hardball Singles National ChampionshipFebruary 26Philadelphia, PA
2016 APTA Men's Nationals 45+/55+/65+February 26Wilmington, DE
2016 APTA Women's Nationals 45+/60+February 26Wilmington, DE
2016 USA Cycling Fat Bike National ChampionshipFebruary 27Ogden, UT
2016 Minnesota FinlandiaFebruary 27Bemidji, MN
2016 Pepsi ChallengeFebruary 27Biwabik, MN
2016 US Squash Doubles ChampionshipMarch 4Buffalo, New York
2016 USATF Masters Indoor Track & Field National ChampionshipMarch 4Albuquerque, NM
2016 Yellowstone Marathon (X-C ski)March 5West Yellowstone, MT
2016 Great Bear Chase (X-C ski)March 5Calumet, MI
2016 Tour of AnchorageMarch 6Anchorage, AK
2016 RRCA National Marathon Championship/Napa Valley MarathonMarch 6Napa, CA
2016 NMRA National Masters Racquetball ChampionshipMarch 9St. Louis, MO
2016 Buffalo Masters Basketball ChampionshipMarch 11Buffalo, New York
2016 National Ski Orienteering ChampionshipMarch 11Presque Isle, ME
2016 USSA Masters National Alpine Ski ChampionshipMarch 13Big Sky, Montana
2016 USTA Men's Indoor Nationals - 70, 75March 14Houston, TX
2016 US Squash Masters National Championship (Age Group)March 18Charlottesville, VA
2016 US Orienteering Individual National Championship (Sprint, Middle, Long)March 18Livermore, CA
2016 National X-C Ski Championship/California Gold RushMarch 19Royal Gorge, CA
2016 APTA Men's National Championship 50+/60+/70+March 25Franklin Lakes, NJ
2016 USTA Men's Hard Court Nationals - 60April 4Rancho Mirage, CA
2016 USTA Women's Clay Court Nationals - 45. 55. 65. 75, 85, 90April 4Houston, TX
2016 USA Hockey Adult Nationals (Men 50+. 60+ and 70+)April 7Tampa, FL
2016 USHA Masters Doubles Handball ChampionshipApril 7Fountain Valley, CA
2016 USA Fencing North American Cup & National ChampionshipApril 8Richmond, VA
2016 USA Hockey Adult Nationals (Men 40+ and 65+)April 14Bradenton, FL
2016 USTA Women's Clay Court Nationals - 60. 70, 80April 18Houston, TX
2016 USTA Men's Clay Court Nationals - 45April 20Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2016 USA Hockey Adult Nationals (Women 40+ and 50+)April 21Ellenton, FL
2016 US Masters Swimming Spring Nationals (Short Course)April 28Greensboro, NC
2016 USATF Half Marathon National ChampionshipApril 30Columbus, OH
2016 National Masters Basketball Association ChampionshipMay 2Coral Springs, Florida
2016 USTA Men's Indoor Nationals - 55May 2Boise, ID
2016 USA Diving Masters Spring NationalsMay 5Houston, TX
2016 USHA Masters National Handball ChampionshipMay 5Portland, OR
2016 USTA Men's Indoor Nationals - 50May 7Boise, ID
2016 USTA Women's Hard Court Nationals - 50, 60, 70, 80, 90May 9La Jolla, CA
2016 USTA Men's Indoor Nationals - 80, 85, 90May 9Vancouver, WA
2016 USATF 1 Mile Road ChampionshipMay 14Minneapolis, MN
2016 USTA Men's Hard Court Nationals - 75, 80, 85, 90May 15Laguna Woods, CA
2016 USTA Men's Clay Court Nationals - 40May 18Atlanta, GA
2016 USTA Women's Indoor Nationals - 45, 55May 19Homewood, IL
2016 USAPL Women's and Men's Powerlifting NationalsMay 19Aurora, CO
2016 USTA Men's Hard Court Nationals - 45May 20Westlake Village, CA
2016 General Clinton Canoe RegattaMay 22Bainbridge, New York
2016 USA Cycling Masters & Para-Cycling Road National ChampionshipMay 24Winston-Salem, NC
2016 USA Racquetball National Singles ChampionshipMay 24Denver, CO
2016 USA Volleyball Open National ChampionshipMay 26Orlando, FL


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