Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for the 2024 Pan-American Masters Games – Cleveland?
Registration is now open! Click here to register for the Games in Cleveland.
What is included in the registration fee?
Registration fees are as follows:
- Athlete: $225 USD + processing fees
- Team Personnel: $100 USD + processing fees
- Supporters: $100 USD + processing fees
Can I register for more than one sport/competition?
Yes. In fact, you’re making the trip, so we encourage it! Some sports may reach capacity earlier than others, but as long as it’s open and there’s no scheduling conflicts with your first sport of choice, we say, “the more the merrier.”
The registration fee covers three (3) sports maximum per person and up to five (5) disciplines.
When does registration close?
Registration closes for all team sports on May 3 (or when tournament capacity is reached):
- Ice Hockey
- Softball (Fast + slow pitch)
- Volleyball (indoor + beach)
NOTE: Registration **MAY** be extended until June 12th for team sports **IF** spots remain open and we decide that extending will help us provide a better athlete experience by filling brackets.
Registration closes for all individual sports on June 12 (or when tournament capacity is reached):
- Athletics – Road Race, Track & Field
- Cycling – Criterium, Road Race, Time Trial, Mountain Bike
- Disc Golf
- Stand Up Paddling
- Table Tennis
NOTE: The following sports have participant caps, so early registration is encouraged: Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Curling, Disc Golf, Golf, Ice Hockey, Pickleball, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Volleyball
I need help with registration, who do I contact?
For help with registration, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where should I stay while visiting Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. for the 2024 PAMG?
Visit the PAMG Official Hotels website and make your reservation as soon as possible. Availability may be limited due to high demand, so early booking is highly recommended.
Where is the Welcome Celebration held?
The Welcome Celebration will be held in the heart of Downtown Cleveland on Mall C, directly across from the main entrance to the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. This location provides scenic views of the city skyline and the lake, and will be a great place to celebrate PAMG athletes, visitors and the Cleveland community.
The Welcome Celebration is free and open to the public, and registered participants will receive a free gift.
What other events are available for participants and spectators while in Cleveland?
Three special events are being planned for PAMG participants, and there’s so much more to do in Cleveland while you’re here.
A full schedule of optional events will be posted closer to the Games, but we hope you’ll plan to join us for the following special events:
What’s the easiest way to get to and from hotels and event venues?
Will you have merchandise and official 2024 Pan-American Masters Games - Cleveland products for sale?
Absolutely. We want to make sure that you remember this exciting experience. Merchandise will be available for sale on our website closer to the games, as well as on-site at the event.
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Can I transfer my registration if I’m unable to attend?
If you’re unable to attend, you will be able to transfer your registration to another individual.
Please email email@example.com for help doing this.
Can I sign up as an individual or do I have to sign up as a team?
Each sport is different. Some sports may require a team sign up and some may be as an individual athlete.
If you have questions during the registration process for your chosen sport, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where will results be shared?
Results for each sport will be posted to our website following the daily close of each competition. They will be accessible either on each individual sport page or via the “results” navigation at the top of the website.
Additionally, please ensure that you’re signed up to receive our newsletter as we will put out daily emails during the competition with result links.
What sports are you hosting during the 2024 PAMG - Cleveland?
The 2024 PAMG Official Sports Program will feature 26 medal-contending sports, 30 disciplines and 11 parasport or adaptive offerings. For a full list of sports, please visit our sports page.
Will you be offering adaptive sports?
YES! 2024 PAMG will offer 11 parasport or adaptive offerings. Check back soon for more information and to register.
What are the dates for 2024 PAMG - Cleveland?
The event will take place July 12-21, 2024. To receive all updates, follow our social media channels @clevelandmasters2024 and sign up for our newsletter.
What else is there to do in Cleveland outside of the games?
We’re happy you asked, as our community has something for everyone. Cleveland is as bold and passionate as the Pan-American Masters Games is active and proud. While the event embodies the spirit of perseverance, vigor, health and vitality at any stage in life, “The Land” (as it’s nicknamed) has many of these qualities.
- Staying active is important for residents and visitors alike. Since PAMG is hosted during our summer months, we encourage exploring the outdoors in a city-centric adventure or an experience on a larger scale to stay healthy and active, no matter your age.
- Balance is especially important for athletes — there’s a time to work and a time to play. Cleveland has a variety of delicious places to eat and drink.
For more information on our favorite city and to see for yourself how we match up with the PAMG spirit, check out our guide to all things Cleveland here.
Can I purchase spectator tickets for my family and/or friends?
We encourage your friends and family to cheer you on! All PAMG competitions are free to attend, but you can register as a supporter! The supporter pass includes the athlete kit, an official credential, PAMG Night at the Ballpark (athlete celebration) and special gifts at the Welcome Celebration and Farewell Celebrations.
Click here to register as a supporter.
I don’t live in the United States of America; can I still sign up to compete?
Absolutely! While held in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, the 2024 Pan-American Masters Games is open to master athletes from all countries. We hope you’ll join us.
Do you offer refunds if I’m unable to compete?
While we hope that you are able to join us in Cleveland, we do understand that things beyond our control happen.
Registration fees, minus a $50 administrative fee, are refundable until Feb. 29, 2024. Refunds will be returned to the original form of payment. Processing fees are non-refundable. Please send a written request to email@example.com to request a refund.
Between March 1, 2024 and June 30, 2024, refunds may only be granted for medical reasons. A written request with a doctor’s medical certification of the injury/illness must be provided. If granted, the full payment amount minus a $50 administrative fee will be returned to the original form of payment. Please send a written request to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the above information, to request a refund. Processing fees are not refundable. Refunds after March 1, 2024 will not be granted for failure to be granted a travel visa or for failure to fill minimum roster size for team sports.
No refunds are permitted after July 1, 2024 for any reason.
What time zone is Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. located in?
Cleveland is located in Eastern Standard Time.
What kinds of awards are available for each competition?
Our main goal of the 2024 PAMG – Cleveland is fun. However, we do want to recognize each individual athlete or team who has shown incredible athleticism. Each sport will feature medals based on age, competition and final results.
Further information on each sport’s awards and qualifications will be available on individual sports pages when they become available.
Are there any dress codes for sports and competitions?
Each individual sport may require certain equipment depending on the discipline. While we don’t enforce a specific dress code, we do ask that you be mindful of others, including personal preferences and cultures. Additionally, we ask that everyone refrain from offensive or derogatory messaging on their person.
Please ensure you have equipment secured for your specific discipline. As an example, for tennis, please secure your racquet. More information on each sport’s required equipment will be available on each individual sports page soon.
What currency is used in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.? Where can I exchange money?
Cleveland uses U.S. Dollars (USD).
If you’re traveling internationally, please visit the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Information Assistance page to find out more about currency exchange opportunities at the airport.
Additionally, many banks in the Cleveland area may be able to aid in exchanging currency.
What airport do I fly into to attend the 2024 PAMG - Cleveland?
I have other questions! Who do I contact?
For any questions not listed on our FAQs page, please contact us at email@example.com.