2018 Nevada Senior Games Track & Field Info

women competing at the 2017 Nevada Senior Games

After happily receiving so many inquiries about race walking, power walking, 5K and 10K running road races, and track and field events at this year’s Nevada Senior Games, I created this handy guide to help answer the most common questions (info taken from various pages at


Important Details:

  • Deadline to sign up is Monday, Oct. 1.
  • No “day of” or “walk on” entries.
  • Fees:
    • $40 NVSG registration fee for Nevada residents
    • $45 NVSG registration fee for out-of-state residents
    • $10 sport fee for each track and field event
    • Save $10 by registering online instead of paper/mail-in registration
  • The 5K and 10K road races will follow courses on the UNLV campus
    • Both races follow courses on the campus of UNLV.
    • Starts at the Student Union building.
    • See course map below.
  • The 5K race walk and power walks are listed in the “Track” or “Running Events”
    • Both distances will be done on the track
  • Save $10 by registering online at

Track & Field Schedule

The times below are subject to change. A final schedule with specific times will be posted at close of entries (after Oct. 1).

Friday, Oct. 12

  • 7:00 am – Weight Pentathlon
  • 10:00 am – Softball Throw

Saturday, Oct. 13

  • 7:00 am – Shot Put, Discus
  • 8:00 am – 5K Road Race
    • Starts at Student Union Building, 2 loop course + 0.02 miles.
    • Course map below.
  • 8:30 am – 110M, 100M, 80M Hurdles*
  • 9:00 am – 5K Race Walk, Power Walk, High Jump
  • 10:00 am – 50M Dash, Triple Jump
  • 10:30 am – 1500M Run, Hammer
  • 10:45 am – 400M Run
  • 11:15 am – 100M Dash
  • 11:45 am – 1500M Race Walk, 1500M Power Walk
  • 12:00 noon – 800M Run
  • 12:30 pm – 200M Dash
  • 1:00 pm – 300M Hurdles*
  • 1:30 pm – 400M Hurdles*

Sunday, Oct. 14

  • 8:00 am – Javelin
  • 8:00 am – 10K Road Race
    • Starts at the Student Union Building, course is 4 1/2 loops.
    • Course map below.
  • 8:30 am – Standing Long Jump, Pole Vault
  • 10:30 am – Long Jump
  • 11:30 am – Weight Throw


  • Hurdles races are restricted to the following age/gender groups:
    • 80M: Men 70+, All Women
    • 100M: Men 50-69; 110M: Men, 45-49
    • 300M: Men 60-79, Women 50-69
    • 400M: 45-49, Men and Women
  • Weight Pentathlon, Weight Throw, Softball Throw, Hurdle events, and Standing Long Jump are not qualifying events for the National Senior Games Association.
    • However, the individual events of the Weight Pentathlon can be used for qualifying in those events.
  • Vault poles may be rented for only $25 (all monies benefit the Shadow Ridge High School track team). Email Martha Watson at with your weight and pole length by Oct. 1, 2018.


  • Myron Partridge Track Stadium at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
    • Entrance is off Swenson St (between Flamingo Rd and Tropicana Blvd).
    • Turn east on Harmon then turn at first left.

5K & 10K Road Races Course Map

Course map for 2018 Nevada Senior Games 5K & 10K running races

You can also download the print-ready course map (it’s a 23.7MB PDF). You can find the original version on

For More Information

How to Find Track & Field Info on (or follow my links below)

  • From the home page, click “Registration Information” appearing in the orange navigation area near the top of the page.
  • Scroll down to the grid and find “Page 9 (pdf)” for “Events: Track & Field and Triathlon” (Be sure to have the Adobe Reader program installed on your laptop or mobile device so you can open and view the PDF).
  • The following is a selected portion of Page 9 (pdf).

2018 Nevada Senior Games track and field schedule - unofficial

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