Registration open for Gulf Coast Games for Life

Events to be conducted in January and February 2020

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Registration is open for the 31st Annual Gulf Coast Games for Life, which will take place in January and February 2020 at locations throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties, Sarasota County has announced.

The 2020 Gulf Coast Games for Life events are open to amateur athletes 50 years and older as of Dec. 31, 2020, a news release explains. The games are a qualifying event for the Florida Senior Games State Competition, which serves as a qualifier for the 2021 National Senior Games. The latter will be held in Fort Lauderdale, the release adds.

Gulf Coast Games for Life consists of 19 events, beginning with a 5K road race on Jan. 18, 2020 and continuing from Feb. 1 through Feb. 9, the release notes. Other competitions will involve basketball shooting, bowling, golf, pickleball and shuffleboard, the release points out.

Events will be conducted in Sarasota County, Manatee County and the City of North Port.

A one-time registration fee of $12 is required, with an extra $3 to be paid for each event, the release explains. Some events may require a facility fee, as well.

For a full list of events or to register online, visit Additional information is available by calling the county Contact Center at 861-5000.

The Gulf Coast Games for Life is presented by Humana/EliteHealth and sponsored by the Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department, the Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department and the City of North Port Parks and Recreation Department.