CLEVELAND – Registration opens for 2024 Pan-American Masters Games (PAMG) on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 9 a.m. (EST). This international event will feature 26 sports and 30 disciplines on July 12-21, 2024 in Northeast Ohio. The program will also include 11 parasport or adaptive offerings. Registration is open for masters athletes, those competing over 30 years old, worldwide. Participants of all abilities are welcome and no qualifications are necessary to compete in PAMG. Athletes can register for up to 3 sports and 5 disciplines. Registration will close in phases beginning in May 2024.
Hosted by Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (GCSC), this multi-sport event for masters athletes is expected to be the largest international gathering in Northeast Ohio’s history. Held every four years in the Americas, the Games are estimated to attract approximately 10,000 masters athletes from all 50 states and more than 50 countries along with thousands of spectators, family and friends. This event will provide over $25 million in economic impact to the local economy.
In addition to opening registration, GCSC has released updated information on the PAMG website at clevelandmasters2024.com, including sport venues and competition details, hotel accommodations, and information on special events such as the Welcome Celebration, Farewell Celebration and a community 5K and 1M run/walk being held in conjunction with PAMG. Masters athletes and community members who are interested in learning more can sign up for the newsletter.
“Our team has been working for more than two years to finally be able to welcome participants from around the world to register for the Pan-American Masters Games” said Rachael Stentz-Baugher, Executive Director of Pan-American Masters Games and SVP, Community and Corporate Engagement of Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. “Greater Cleveland Sports Commission is committed to delivering a safe, fun and well-organized event that meets and exceeds the expectations of participants, spectators, volunteers, stakeholders and the people of Cleveland.
”PAMG provides an opportunity for athletes to compete internationally while celebrating their joint commitment to health, vitality, and friendship.”
PAMG is a flagship event of the International Masters Games Association (IMGA), the world governing body for masters sport which organizes the World Masters Games (WMG), the largest international multisport event for masters athletes in the world.
About Greater Cleveland Sports Commission: Since 2000, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (GCSC) is responsible for attracting over 210 sporting events which provide more than $860 million in economic activity to Northeast Ohio. GCSC serves to measurably improve the economy of Greater Cleveland and enrich the community by attracting, creating, managing and enhancing significant sporting and competitive events. For more information, visit clevelandsports.org.
About International Masters Games Association: The International Masters Games Association (IMGA) is the world governing body for Masters sport who organizes the World Masters Games, the largest multi-sport event for Masters athletes. Founded in 1995 to support the Olympic movement and ‘sport for all’ philosophy, IMGA is a non-profit organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee.