The HUNTSMAN WORLD SENIOR GAMES, as it
is known today, began in 1987 as the World Senior Games, an
international senior sports competition. Founded by Daisy and
John H. Morgan, Jr., the Games began with their vision of an
international sports event for men and women ages 55 and better.
Both agreed that the golden years were better when good health
and physical fitness became a way of life, not an occasional
In 1989 Jon M. Huntsman, Chairman of the Huntsman Corporation,
became the Games' principal sponsor after recognizing that the
Games not only fostered lifetime fitness, but also expanded
Utah's economic vitality. A proud supporter of the Games, the
Huntsman family continues to open the Games personally, with a
warm welcome to the athletes and the lighting of the torch in
traditional Olympic fashion during the Opening Ceremonies.
Since its inception, the Games have been open to all men and
women meeting the age requirement. The second year of the Games
the age requirement was reduced from age 55 to age 50 to include
more athletes and to encourage those looking at retirement to
become involved in a personal fitness program or team sport.
On-line registration is available at
For those who wish to register by mail, please request a paper
registration form by calling 800-562-1268.
- Cowboy Shoot
- Lawn Bowls
- Mountain Biking
- Road Races
- Square Dance
- Table Tennis
- Track & Field
- Volleyball Sand
- Walking Tours
Middle of October
October is one of the most beautiful months in the St. George
at the start line range from 38 - 44° F; at finish from 65 - 85°
Transportation to St. George
Located five hours south of Salt Lake City and two hours north
of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. For further tourism information,
contact St. George Chamber of Commerce, 27 E. St. George Blvd.,
(435) 628-1658; or Washington Co. Travel Bureau, 800-869-6635.