Registration is open for the annual Oldlympics competition, scheduled Sept. 17-Oct. 5 throughout the San Jacinto Valley. Valley News/Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District courtesy photo

After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oldlympics are back. Registration is open for the 36th annual competition for people aged 50 and older.

Operated by Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District, the Oldlympics will be held from Sept. 17 to Oct. 5 at various locations throughout the San Jacinto Valley. The Oldlympics annually draw more than 600 competitors. Events are bench press, billiards, bingo, bowling, chair volleyball, cribbage, Fun-tathlon, golf, horseshoes, lawn bowling, pickleball, pinochle, Scrabble, shuffleboard, swimming, table tennis, tennis, Texas Hold ’em, tournament blackjack and track and field. The event concludes with an Awards Banquet Oct. 5.

Fees start at $5 for a single event and include a T-shirt. Register at the Sport Center, 901 W. Esplanade Ave., San Jacinto, or the Valle Vista Community Center, 43935 E. Acacia Ave., Hemet. For information, call (951) 927-6673 or visit

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