The New Zealand Masters Games is the largest annual multi-sport event held in New Zealand. From the 1st to the 9th of February 2020 the Games will return to Dunedin for the 15th time. The Games brings together over 5,000 people from around New Zealand and overseas to compete in a range of sports.
To enter the Masters Games you do not need to be an elite athlete, nor do you need to qualify. Anyone of masters age can enter the Masters Games. Medal ceremonies are held for all sports, so go for gold – or just compete for fun!
The Masters Games brings people together to compete in sport, but for many, the 9 days of fun, entertainment, comradery and friendships made are equally as important. The Games Hub is the central location for day and night entertainment, some medal ceremonies, and the ideal spot to catch up with friends old and new.
The Masters Games is for athletes of masters age, however every sport is different with respect to the age at which athletes becomes masters. In swimming you are a master at 20 years and generally a master in most sports by the time you turn 30. With participants ranging from 18 to 95 years and beyond there is something for everyone.
With over 65+ sports to choose from, and more than 300 separate events, the New Zealand Masters Games are for all people. From running to jumping, kicking to putting, riding to thinking, whether there is skill, accuracy, energy or just a willingness to give it a go, we have it covered.
Medals are awarded in each sport, in different age categories and in some cases social and competitive grades. Whether you are an experienced athlete, returning to a sport or just a beginner – there is a sport for you at the Masters.
People compete in the Masters Games for various reasons, to stand on the podium, improve their personal best, enjoy the social atmosphere or just prove they can do it. Whatever the reason make sure you’re part of the fun in 2020.
Entries are open at www.nzmg.com.