San Diego 2018
The inaugural USA Masters Games which took place the last 11 days of July this year, came out of the blocks strong with over 2,500 registered participants in 24 sports. Athletes aged 21 to 91 hailed from 10 countries on 6 continents and 45 states. There were 11 World Records, 15 American Records, and 43 State Records set. Athletes were treated to exciting Opening and Closing Ceremonies, a Health & Fitness Expo, and live entertainment. Post-Games participant surveys were very positive with lots of encouragement to continue to grow the Games.
Towards that end, the 2018 USA Masters Games will take place during the summer of 2018 in San Diego, California. San Diego has the most sunny days of any U.S. metro area and is known internationally as a major destination city with attractions such as LEGOLAND, Sea World, Mission Bay, Gaslamp District, Balboa Park, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo.
Venues in San Diego are high quality and conveniently located. Competition sites will include the University of California San Diego (UCSD), University of San Diego, Mission Beach, Qualcomm Stadium, and the Chula Vista Elite Training Center (formerly the U.S. Olympic Training Center), among others.
The USA Masters Games now has a proven track record as a major competitive and fun event. San Diego, with its extensive multi-sport experience -- both the Winter and Summer California State Games are permanently located there -- makes for an ideal host for the Games' second edition. The high-powered and deeply-experienced Local Organizing Committee, led by the California State Games and supported by the San Diego Tourism Authority, holds the promise of being able to take the Games to the next level in 2018.
Thank you for your involvement in, and support of, adult sports and the USA Masters Games. We look forward to hosting you in San Diego in 2018!
CEO, USA Masters Games