Recreation Department to Kick Off 100 Mile Challenge

For Immediate Release: Monday, January 4, 2016 Montgomery County Recreation will kick off the 100 Mile Challenge at the Holiday Park Recreation Center, 3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, January 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. Featured speakers will include Mt. Everest climbers Nicky and Bob Lowry, currently in training to tackle the world’s highest peak again this spring. The event will include a healthy tasting reception, teen fitness activities, a Zumba dance group activity, a teen/intergenerational movement activity, and tee shirts and doggie bandanas. The 100 Mile Challenge is sponsored by ABC7, Bethesda Magazine and Bethesda Beat. 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 all its health, wellness, fitness, and performance initiatives. The wellness mission is to increase the physical activity and healthy eating practices of residents. Residents are encouraged to participate individually, as families or friends’ groups, and even to bring the dog. 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 everyone who registers at ActiveMONTGOMERY.org using Activity #12252. Prizes will be awarded weekly throughout the 100 days, culminating in a Move More Montgomery Festival with major grand prizes on April 30, noon to 4 p.m. at the Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center, 14625 Bauer Drive, Rockville. Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Festival. For information, call 240-777-6840, or go online to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec. # # # Release ID: 16-002 Media Contact: Susan Hoffmann 240-777-6962

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