April 29, 2020

For the past several weeks, all around the planet, we’ve been working hard to "flatten the curve". Governments have issued stay-at-home orders and in the interest of public safety, people have practiced social distancing by not going to work, sports or social events. Now we’re starting to see government and health officials putting together plans to help us get back to work and hopefully closer to what we remember as normal life. No one has a crystal ball, but these discussions and efforts give us hope.

We still plan to hold the Games in October. But we realize that a lot needs to happen between now and then. We’re going to hold out on making the final decision for as long as we can. The more information we can gather, the better the decision will be. We will not make a decision that puts our athletes, volunteers, community or staff at risk. At the same time, we feel strongly that we’ll need the World Senior Games to help bring us together at the end of a very trying time. We don’t want to preemptively decide to shut things down until or unless we absolutely have to.

With these two important principles in mind, we announce that the final decision about the 2020 Huntsman World Senior Games will be announced on July 31, 2020 unless circumstances dictate otherwise.

We know this is an uncertain time and we want to share a few suggestions:

1 - Continue to register and make arrangements to attend the Games. If the Games are cancelled, we will offer your choice of a full refund or a voucher for the 2021 Games. All hotels and airlines that we are aware of have also waived change or cancellation fees and have instituted very flexible policies for their customers.

2 - If you feel like you’d rather wait to register, we get it. We’ve decided to extend our early bird registration fee of $79 throughout the duration of registration this year.

3 - For our international athletes, we’ll evaluate refunds and vouchers on a country-by-country basis since travel guidelines may vary. We will do our best to be fair to the situation.

We’re all in this together, trying to make sense of everything. One of the greatest things we can all do right now is to try to stay upbeat and positive. Now is the time to check in on your loved ones and neighbors. If you are looking for ideas to stay engaged, please visit our ...stayactive page for suggestions on how to keep yourself engaged.

Whether we see you in October 2020, or at some later date in the future, we wish each of you the best and hope you will stay safe and healthy.

 


March 25, 2020

In an effort to follow the guidelines recommended by local and national health officials, the physical offices of the Huntsman World Senior Games will be closed to the public until further notice. But don’t worry; you can still reach us during our regular business hours by phone at 800-562-1268. We’ll still be answering our email (hwsg@seniorgames.net). And you can still reach out to us on facebook (facebook.com/worldseniorgames)

Hey, we’re all in this together. We’ll continue to keep you updated as the situation develops. At this point, we still plan to hold the 2020 Games in October. Let’s do our best to slow the spread by staying home if possible, practicing good hygiene and doing our best to help each other out. If you are feeling a little stir-crazy or just need a break from the stress, we'll be sharing daily ideas on our ...stay active page.

 


 

March 12, 2020

Over the past few weeks, a novel coronavirus and its associated disease COVID-19 has spread from its inception in China’s mainland to over 100 nations around the globe. The Huntsman World Senior Games has been monitoring the situation as it develops.

At this time, there is no reason to believe that the 2020 Huntsman World Senior Games will be impacted. We plan to prepare for and hold the Games in October in St. George, Utah, USA. However, in the VERY unlikely event that the Games are cancelled due to the outbreak, athletes will be given the choice of a full refund of their registration fees or a voucher that will be applied to the 2021 Games. Athletes have been and should continue to register with confidence.

The Games will continue to analyze the situation and act accordingly as more information is made available.

For more information on the coronavirus be sure to educate yourself from reliable sources such as:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html