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Montgomery County Recreation to Kick Off 100 Mile Challenge

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Montgomery County Recreation will kick off the 100 Mile Challenge on Saturday, January 20, at the Montgomery County Executive Office Building (EOB) at 101 Monroe Street in Rockville. The event is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the EOB cafeteria.

The event will include a healthy tasting reception, fitness programs and other group activities. Registered participants can also pick up their T-shirts and bandanas at the kickoff event.

Residents are encouraged to participate in the 100 Mile Challenge individually and as a group with family, friends or coworkers. You can even register your dog for the challenge. The goal of the program, which is self-reporting, is to complete 100 miles (or more) in 100 days. Twenty minutes of continuous physical activity also counts as one mile. Tracking logs will be sent to each participant who registers at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org, using activity number 42466.

The 100 Mile Challenge officially begins on January 24. Prizes will be awarded weekly throughout the 100 days, culminating with grand prizes to be awarded at the Move More Montgomery Festival, which is scheduled for May 12, from noon to 4 p.m., at Bohrer Park at 506 South Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg.

Montgomery County Recreation is committed to healthy living through healthy eating and physical activity. The department formed the Wellness Fitness and Performance Institute to provide a framework for its health, wellness, fitness, and performance initiatives. The wellness mission is to increase the physical activity and healthy eating practices of residents.

For more information, visit the 100 Mile Challenge website.

 

 

Release ID: 18-439
Media Contact: Carmen Berrios Martinez 240-777-6875