ST. GEORGE – “There’s gold in them thar hills!” A phrase with roots in the California Gold Rush has come to symbolize the driven 49er prepared to pay whatever physical or emotional price is required to strike gold. This kind of driven and dedicated gold-seeker exists today, and over 10,000 of them are coming to the colorful hills of Southern Utah Oct. 7-19, 2013. The gold they’re seeking, however, is round, hangs from a ribbon, and is only awarded the winners of 26 sports at the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George.
Since 1987, the Huntsman World Senior Games has steadily grown to become the largest annual multi-sport event in the world for people 50 and over. In annual numbers, the Huntsman World Senior Games welcomes the most athletes, fans, sponsors and even spectators. And for many people around the planet, it’s no surprise that the Huntsman World Senior Games is gaining a reputation for the best-run event of its kind on Earth.