Senior Center Director Carolyn Bland said that Trigg County has been going for several years and that they usually bring the most participants, other than Christian County. Last year Trigg boasted the oldest participants: Winnie Took and Frank Dwelis, both now 98. They carried the torch at year’s games and Bland said they might again this year.
All applications had to be turned in by April 10 to compete in the games. Although Bland wasn’t sure how many would have signed up by then, she said she received 29 applications last Thursday alone.
The competition is open to anyone in the nine-county Pennyrile area who is 50 or older. That might sound unfair since you could theoretically have a 50-year-old racing his mother, but there are actually nine age brackets that the competitions are divided into. They split every four years, with the last age group being 90 and older.
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