The 2019 Alabama State Games arrive this weekend in Huntsville and Madison County.
FootGolf, which will be held Sunday at the Links, is among the 26 sports in the 37th annual games sponsored by the ASF Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Montgomery.
“This particular games is very important to us since it’s the bicentennial for the state,” Sarah Bush, event and program coordinator for the state games, said. “And then it’s also the 50th anniversary of the moon landing so we especially are looking forward to our Space & Rocket Center venues.”
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is the site for the 5K, for all age groups, on Sunday. Registration closes Thursday. Check-in is 6 a.m. Sunday and the race starts at 7.
The mountain biking race is Saturday at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Participants can register on site. Check-in is 4 p.m. and the start time is 5.
This weekend the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is giving a half-price discount for the state games athletes and volunteers. Instead of the usual $25 admission price, they can visit the museum for $13, according to Bush.
Registration closed May 31 for the FootGolf competition which will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. on the Warrior course at the Links at Redstone. A first-year sport in the state games, FootGolf is like playing golf with a soccer ball.
The youth triathlon will be held Saturday for ages 8-and-under and 5-and-under at the Southeast Family YMCA, 1000 Weatherly Road in Huntsville. Registration closes today. Check-in is 7 a.m. Saturday and the race starts at 8.
Visit the Alabama State Games website at www.alagames.com.
The 26 sports include 5K run, baseball, basketball, baton twirling, bowling (on-site registration), disc golf (on-site registration), diving, FootGolf, gymnastics, karate (on-site registration), Miracle League, mountain biking (on-site registration), Ninja Challenge, pickleball, shooting sports (on-site registration), soccer, softball, swimming, table tennis (on-site registration), Taekwondo, tennis, track and field, youth triathlon, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, and wrestling.