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Welcome to the Games

Welcome to the New Hampshire Masters Games web site. This new design and added content has been in development for several months. We are proud of the finished product and hope that it will provide all the information needed for the 2016 games.

Everything you need to know about the NH Masters Games sporting events for 2016 is at the 'click' of a key.

This year's games is our 29th year of providing sporting events for Master and Senior Athletes of New Hampshire. This is a qualifying year for the 2017 National Senior Games to be held in Birmingham, AL. New Hampshire is an open state and out of state residents are welcomed to participate and quality for the National Senior Games.

NH Masters Games gives adults the opportunity to compete with peers in a variety of activities and, more importantly, to enhance their fitness, health and quality of life. NHMG has no paid staff and relies on many volunteers to assist in putting on this 14 day program along with 60+ events.

NHMG is the leader in fitness for Master and Senior athletes. Everything we do focuses on our mission of Fitness, Friendship and Fun. Whether you are just beginning or have been active all your life, there are sports here for you to compete at your level. No experience necessary.

Deadlines for online registration for individual sports is one week prior to the day of the event. Same day registration will be allowed for some sports.

Basketball registration deadline is August 1, 2016.

Cycling will not be one of our sporting events in 2016 due to the extreme cost of hosting this event.

Road Race will be held once again in conjunction with the St Charles Children's Home Annual Fundraising event to be held on Labor Day, September 5, 2016 at Pease International Trade Port in Portsmouth, NH.

Important changes to the 2016 qualifying games.

Participants are now eligible to complete in a new age group 40-44, 45-49 as of Dec 31, 2016. Only athletes age 50+ may qualify for the National Senior Games. Basketball age has also been reduced to a minimum age of 40 as of 12/31/2016.

This year we have lowered fees to $25 on the following sports; Archery, Bowling, Precision Pistol, Horseshoes, Racquetball and Shuffleboard. If you register for any two sports, the fee will be $45, excluding golf. The golf fee is in addition to other fees and has been lowered from $55 to $48 for 2016.

Swimming…The YMCA of Greater Nashua, NH
Racquetball…Salem Athletic Club, Salem, NH
Badminton…Mercer Gym, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH
Golf…Beaver Meadow Golf Course, Concord, NH

We will be using the FuseSPORT system for registration. If you have participated in our games in the last three years, you will only need your registration number to start the process.

We would like to thank our major sponsors: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and HUMANA for their continued support of the NH Masters Games.

Volunteers are the life blood of many non-profit organizations. The NH Masters Games are always in need of energetic, dedicated volunteers to assist us during the games. Each volunteer shift will run approximately 3-4 hours. Positions include athlete check in, scorekeeping, staff assistant, hospitality, etc. Each volunteer will receive a 2016 NH Masters Games T-shirt. Contact us at info@nhmastersgames.org to volunteer for the Games.

We have openings to join the Board of Directors of The Granite State Senior Games, Inc. which runs the NH Masters Games. There is no minimum age to join the Board. Please contact Jim Eddinger at (603) 533-6975 or chairman@nhmastersgames.org if you have an interest in serving as a volunteer Board member.

Looking forward to seeing you at the New Hampshire Masters Games in 2016!

"Stay Active and Healthy"

Best Regards,

The Committee

Mission Statement

The mission of the New Hampshire Masters Games (NHMG), formerly known as the Granite State Senior Games (GSSG)  is to promote, organize & effectively develop physical challenges, as they relate to the NH Masters Athlete and the 50+ population of the State of New Hampshire, undertake related activities benefiting the well being of adults as appropriate, and focusing on the development of active & healthy lifestyles. The mission is accomplished by encouraging fitness and by providing athletic competition in a variety of sports, clinics and creative pursuits.

Who We Are

Founded in 1987, Granite State Senior Games, Inc. is a not-for-profit (501c-3) all volunteer sports and fitness organization governed by a Board of Directors. The Granite State Senior Games' (GSSG's) sporting events are now known as the New Hampshire Masters Games (NHMG).  We are New Hampshire's  premier multi-sport event for the 50+ population. NHMG is the only New Hampshire organization in the state to be sanctioned by the National Senior Games Association (NSGA) to qualify senior athletes for participation in the  National Senior Games held every two years.

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