ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - At home workouts have become normal for many due to coronavirus. This is why Healthy Futures has added April as a bonus month for its annual 100 Miles in May fundraiser.
“Like everyone else we are acting on the fly here, and adjusting to the circumstances," said Healthy Futures' Harlow Robinson over the phone Monday. "We realized people need this type of thing sooner than later."
The annual workout challenge is a friendly competition where participants enter their exercise into a mileage converter they can track their status on group, category, and statewide leaderboards.
“The challenge provides motivation to be active, and it also provides a social platform where people can have fun, and be interactive,” Robinson said. “Those are all things we need more of right now.”
Robinson says the challenge is for the workplace, individuals or groups of people who want to build a team. For those creating a team or solo participants, a donation pledge is required.
The challenge is a major part of fundraising efforts for the Healthy Futures nonprofit group, which encourages Alaska’s youth to build the habit of daily physical activity.
To find out more information and learn how to participate in the 100 Miles in May challenge, visit the Healthy Futures website.
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