VSG Frequently Asked Questions

Virginia Senior Games Frequently Asked Questions

Cycling

Q:  Are the races Time Trials or Road Races?
A:  The 5K is a Time Trial and the 20K is a Road Race.

National Senior Games

Q:  How do I qualify to be eligible for the National Senior Games?
A:  You may qualify for National Senior Games by your performance in the Virginia Senior Games.

*2016 was a qualifying year.  Presently, the National Senior Games take place every other year.  In order to participate in the 2017 National Senior Games, you must have already qualified in the 2016 games.

Registration

Q:  Can my partner and I send in our registration on the same form?
A:  No, all registrations are online only.  Each athlete must register individually, where they will be prompted for their partner's name.

Track & Field

Q:  What field equipment is available for athletes to use on site?
A:  Athletes are required to bring their own equipment for field events.  You may contact the
VSG Track & Field event chair to see as to whether there will be equipment available to borrow:  woo116@henrico.us

Q:  Is the long jump running or standing?
A:  The long jump is a running long jump.

Triathlon

Q:  Virginia Senior Games does not offer a triathlon event.  How can I qualify for the 2017 National Senior Games?
A:  
The NSGA defines a “limited” event as one in which an athlete can qualify in ways other than by participating in a NSGA qualifying games. Events that are considered “limited” are 20K and 40K cycling, hammer throw, pole vault, triathlon and the following non-ambulatory sports - bowling, horseshoes and shuffleboard. The rules for qualifying for these events are as follows.

1.     If a “limited” event is offered at the NSGA qualifying games in an athlete’s home state, the athlete must qualify for that event by participating in a NSGA qualifying games and by satisfying the qualifying requirements for that event for athletes who compete in a NSGA qualifying games.

2.     If a “limited” event is not offered at the NSGA qualifying games in an athlete’s home state, the athlete may qualify for that event by meeting the following criteria:

a.     For 20K or 40K cycling road race an athlete must submit verification of having completed two cycling road races of the event length or better between January 1 and December 31, 2014. Cyclists who complete two 40K or longer events may qualify for both events.

b.     For pole vault an athlete must submit verification of having met the NSGA minimum performance standard for pole vault in any USA Track & Field sanctioned competition between January 1 and December  31, 2014.

c.     For hammer throw  an athlete must submit verification of having competed in two USA Track & Field sanctioned competitions between January 1 and December 31, 2014.

d.     For triathlon an athlete must submit verification of having completed two triathlons between January 1 and December  31, 2014.

e.    For non-ambulatory bowling, horseshoes and shuffleboard an athlete must submit verification of having competed in one non-ambulatory competition between January and December 31, 2014.

Athletes must submit to the NSGA office by no later than April 15, 2017, a Limited Event Verification form, available from the NSGA office, along with a copy of the official results or other public document illustrating the results.