Washington State Senior Games

Special Events

The 2015 Washington State Senior Games will formally open at 8:00 am, on Saturday, July 25, at the Tumwater High School Stadium. Following the playing of the national anthem, officials from the state, Thurston County, and local mayors will officially open the Games.

We encourage all participating athletes to attend the opening ceremonies as an important part of your overall experience competing in the Games.

Healthy snacks will be available to athletes at this event.
In celebration of all of our athletes and their families, volunteers and sponsors, a reception and dinner is planned for Saturday, July 25, at the The Olympia Center, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Following the reception Ramblin' Jacks, one of our local sponsors, will provide one of their specialty dinners beginning at approximately 6:00 p.m.

Jim Whittaker, the first North American to conquer Mount Everest in 1963, will be the keynote speaker at the event. Whittaker will be sharing stories of his life in the mountains as well as signing copies of his book, "A Life on the Edge".

Prior to the keynote speech, a short, personal interview will also be presented featuring special Guest of Honor Bill Iffrig, the 80-year-old marathon and long distance runner who was featured on the Sports Illustrated cover after being knocked to the ground during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Plan to attend this celebration where spirits and camaraderie run high. If you attended last year you know this event has truly become one of the Games' unforgettable highlights.

The cost to attend the reception and dinner is $15. The Olympia Center is located at 222 Columbia St. NW in downtown Olympia.
Training Programs
  • Running: Every Wednesday night from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at Capital High School.
    • Interval training sessions held every Wednesday of the year.
    • Please contact Jeff Foster at 360-352-6087 for further details.
  • Track & Field – Throwing events: (primarily shot put, discus and javelin) Sundays from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon at St. Martin's University.
    • Please contact Paul Kelly, at 360-352-4978, or Debbie Dohrmann at 360-956-1882 for questions.
  • Volleyball, at Komachin Middle School, Sundays from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon.
    • Drop-in and play for Women 40+ and Men 50+.
    • The cost is $6.00 per player at the door.
    • Open year-round, September through July (closed in August).
    • Contact Lacey Parks & Recreation at 360-491-0857
    • Komachin Middle School Gym, 3650 College St SE, Lacey WA 98503