Since I have participated in the USATF Race Walking Championships, people over age 60 people have asked me “how do I get started in race walking”? I love to hear that question and think race walking is a really great passion for over age 60 folks, for so many reasons.
I have written about my passion for walking and how I got started in race walking and I would suggest reading that post to see the path I took. Several other race walkers in my age group have told me that’s how they started too.
Having reread the above linked post myself, I find it covers the subject pretty well. I will offer some additional insights as well as links to some great race walking resources here.