Heartland Games run it back

By The Active Age | July 1, 2021

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After a year off, the Heartland Games track and field meet returned to Friends University on June 5.

More than 50 athletes competed in events, including the shot put, discus throw, javelin and several foot races.

The Heartland Games originated as a series of fundraising competitions to help support operations at all four senior centers and to spotlight the strength and abilities of older adults.

“It’s amazing how fit and strong these athletes are, many of them are past the age of 65,” said Karen Dao, director of programs for Senior Services, Inc. “They prove that age is just a number.”

The next event slated for Heartland Games is the 5K Walk/Run on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 in front of the main offices of Senior Services at 200 S. Walnut. The certified course takes runners through Delano just south of the river. It’s open to all ages. To sign up visit this site:


To view results and standings from the track and field meet or learn more about the Heartland 5K, visit the Senior Services website at: https://seniorservicesofwichita.org/hg/.