For three days in July, athletes aged 50 and better will compete in arenas across Fargo during the North Dakota Senior Games. From July 26-28, both teams and individuals – hailing from North Dakota and surrounding states – will prove they still have what it takes in over 18 different sporting events.

This year, they can also qualify for the National Senior Games.

Classics like tennis, golf, and bowling always have great competitors. Those wanting a less common pursuit can try horseshoes, pickleball, track & field, swimming events and archery. Some brand new events are also on the roster, including badminton, a 10k cycling race, softball and a power walk.

Paid registration for athletes is required, though cheering the athletes on during the events is always free and open to the public. Abundant volunteer opportunities are available as well. For more information, visit North Dakota Senior Games or email Stephanie D’Ambrosio at the Fargo Park District.

If you’re like us, and get better with age, give North Dakota Senior Games a try.

We are encouraging AARP members in North Dakota to sign up to receive email from AARP North Dakota about upcoming events and other news. Go to If you don’t already have an account on the AARP website, you’ll have to create one (by entering a user name and password) before you can opt in to receive our email.

You’ll receive emails about upcoming events such as lunch and learns, Movies for Grownups, and free document shredding. We’ll also periodically send you an email with other news from AARP North Dakota, such as volunteer opportunities, efforts to stop utility rate increases, and our advocacy work on behalf of North Dakotans 50 and older.

So, please opt in to receive our emails and be among the first to know about our upcoming events in your area.