Registration for the 2023 events opens Thursday, July 6 and closes Thursday, Aug. 24. Registration is online only at www.nvso.us. The registration fee is $20 for unlimited events. There are additional fees for 10 pin bowling, cycling, golf and orienteering.
Most events are in five and 10 year age groups and by gender. Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded after each event. Participants must live in a sponsoring jurisdiction and be 50 years of age by Dec. 31, 2023. Levitan is not only NVSO chair, but also a multi event participant. He said, “NVSO is possible primarily because of the eight sponsoring jurisdictions who supply 20 plus venues for the events and the dedication of the volunteers who serve as members of the NVSO committee.” NVSO also benefits from contributions from corporate patrons who donate money and sometimes a venue, as well as donations from participants.
The money is used for equipment, professional timers, referees, police to control traffic plus medals and volunteer T-shirts. “It’s a mammoth undertaking each year,” said Levitan of the rewarding endeavor for all involved.”
NVSO is sponsored by the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William.