ELIGIBILITY AND AGE
Participants are required to reside in one of the following jurisdictions: Cities of Alexandria, Falls Church or Fairfax and the Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun or Prince William and be 50 years of age or older as of December 31, 2017.
Events are broken down in 5 year, 10 year, 20 year or no age groups. Age groups for all doubles and team competitions will be determined by the age of the youngest participant. All substitutes must be within the same age group or older. All substitutes must be registered, pay all fees and sign the waiver to be eligible to compete.
No onsite registration. Register online at www.nvso.us OR complete BOTH sides of the registration form on pages 7 and 8, sign, date and send payment in the US Mail to NVSO, c/o Peter McGuirk, 1640 N. Harrison St., Arlington, VA 22205-2729. For more information call Jim at (703) 830-5604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Registrations must be postmarked by August 26, 2017.
Athletes may enter as many events as they like, as long as the events do not overlap in time, except for field events.
The NVSO Committee reserves the right to cancel any event after the posted deadline date due to insufficient registration or weather.
EARLY REGISTRATION IS APPRECIATED.
Rain Policy: In case of rain on any day of competition, outdoor events may be rescheduled. To confirm Weather Cancellations, call (703) 228-3300, ext. 9996.See Event Schedule for rain make-up dates. Events will be rescheduled only one time.
Code Red Policy: If Code Red air quality conditions apply, outdoor events will be rescheduled. To confirm Code Red Cancellations, call (703) 228-3300, ext. 9996.See Event Schedule for make-up dates. Events will be rescheduled only one time.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
The Northern Virginia Senior Olympics complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act for qualified individuals. To make an ADA accommodation request, please call (703) 746-5422, Virginia relay 711 by August 25, 2017.
The Basic Registration Fee is $13. A fee of $1 is required for each event. Additional fees are required for: Bowling $10 (includes lunch), Cycling $5 (to partially cover the cost of traffic police and electronic timing), Golf $65 (includes green fees, lunch, and cart), and Orienteering $5 (includes Quantico Orienteering Club (QOC) member rate, Epunch and compass rental).
Athletes must check in EACH DAY with the event director a minimum of 15 minutes before the scheduled competition. Athletes will not be allowed to join an event after the event has begun, except for field events.
EVENT RULES REFUND POLICY
Full refunds will be issued if an event is cancelled by the NVSO Committee and the cancelled event is the only event in which the participant is registered. Refund requests for medical reasons must be received in writing prior to the registration deadline.
Rules for each event can be found on the Rules Page, and condensed rules can be found on page 4 of the printed brochure. Event Directors reserve the right to resolve any rules disputes, and to disqualify any participant who arrives late to any event or fails to adhere to the events’ rules.
Appeals are required to be filed with a committee member in writing within 24 hours of the scheduled event. Decisions will be made within a timely manner. At no time will an appeal be permitted in situations relying on human judgment. Only misinterpretations of rules will justify an appeal.
The Northern Virginia Senior Olympic Committee encourages participation in the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. If you, a member of your family or a friend would like to participate in the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics and are in need of fee assistance in order to participate, please contact your sponsoring jurisdiction (see front page) for more detailed information.
Medals will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners. In case of a tie, two medals will be given except in some events where ties will be played off. Medals will be awarded on the day of the event. If you are unable to receive your medal on the day of the event, you may pick up your medals at the Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls Street, beginning October 16. Medals must be picked up by November 30, 2017. Medals WILL NOT be mailed. If you have questions, call (703) 248-5020.