Alice Springs is buzzing this week with thousands of people in town to compete in the 30th anniversary of the Alice Springs Masters Games.
Held every two years since 1986, the Alice Springs Masters Games are known as ‘The Friendly Games’ because of the camaraderie and good spirited nature of the competitors and the environment created by the games village atmosphere of Alice Springs.
In 2016, more than 4000 people will compete across 33 sports over the week with more than 800 volunteers ensuring the event runs smoothly.
The influx of competitors provides an important economic boost for Alice Springs with many competitors from interstate undertaking tours of the region after their events as well as dining in local restaurants and cafes and visiting local attractions.
Many competitors have such a good time at the unique event they return time and time again with more than 100 competitors, officials and volunteers attending each of the Games since 1986.
The Alice Springs Masters Games run from 8-15 October.
For more information go to: http://www.alicespringsmastersgames.com.au/