Unique Way to Shed Holiday Pounds This Year

Unique Way to Shed Holiday Pounds This Year

"We're trying to help the community with new program that fight the obesity rate in Hagerstown, and looking for what makes the community more active and healthy," said Riley.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The holiday season is in full swing, with Christmas less than two weeks away. And with people celebrating at parties and spending time with family and friends, it's very easy to over indulge. But there's a new event the city of Hagerstown is hosting to help shed those holiday pounds. 

The city wants folks to start the New Year off right with a new event, called the Hub City 100 Miler. 

"We really want the community to take the challenge with us," said Amy Riley. 

Officials say the goal is to log 100 miles in 100 days. 

Amy Riley with Hagerstown Parks and Rec hopes this event will help people get active in the winter months. 

"We're trying to help the community with new program that fight the obesity rate in Hagerstown, and looking for what makes the community more active and healthy," said Riley. 

The event begins Monday, January 6, 2014 with a kick off party at Fair Grounds Park in Hagerstown. 

"We'll have some prize giveaways. We're gonna walk the first mile with the mayor. We're gonna have a 20 minute fitness class, we're gonna really kick it off with a lot of fun," said Riley. 

There are several different ways to log your mile for the challenge; 20 minutes of consecutive exercise equals one mile. 

"If you think about it, it takes about 20 minutes to walk a mile if you're walking quickly. So anything to get your heart rate up for 20 minutes consecutively equals a mile," said Emily Conrad. 

About 50 people have already signed up for the Hub City 100 Miler. For more information on how to join the challenge, click here
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