An enquiry investigation was carried out during XIV Polish Veterans Light Athletics Championships which took place in Częstochowa on July 3rd and 4th 2004. An older group of 27 females and 154 males was tested (52.21 ± 9.46 years). 160 of the respondents inhabited urban areas, 58.56% were higher education graduates and most of them trained light athletics 3 or more times a week (70.72% of respondents). Over 95% people described their state of health as good or very good, and 96% of them declared their physical fitness as good or very good. The respondents spent more money on sport than on health protection. Hypertension was more often observed in people who trained short track running, throwing and jumping (16.67%), than in people who trained endurance exercise (10.39%). The investigation revealed that a good state of health and physical fitness of respondents were related to their level of education, whereas, they do not corresponded to the amount of money spent on sport and health protection.