Registration for the 2017 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics begins July 10.
The NVSO includes about 70 events that exercise the mind as well as the body. To qualify, participants must turn 50 years old by Dec. 31.
Participants can register online at nvso.us or via mail with paper registrations that are available at most county recreation and senior centers.
Deadline for online NVSO registration is Sept. 2, and all paper registrations must be postmarked by Aug. 26. The games are scheduled to commence Saturday, Sept. 9 and conclude Sept. 20.
The NVSO celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. The games began in 1982 with about 80 senior athletes competing. In 2016, more than 900 Northern Virginians took part.
The organization is also looking for volunteers to help at the events. Contact RSVP Northern Virginia at 703-403-5360 or email@example.com to volunteer.