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Oswegoland Monday Miles Challenge Closing in on Goal

Aug 06, 2015 03:01PM ● By Steven Jack

Just 200 miles remain for the Monday Miles group to hit their goal of 2015.

The community is closing in on its big goal for wellness this summer.

For the past 10 weeks, people from all different ‘walks’ of life have been making their miles count on Monday by walking and running in the community challenge. Early on the goal of 2015 miles was set, and with one more Monday to go, Oswegoland is looking for less than 200 miles to meet this!

Oswegoland Park District’s Monday Miles Community Challenge has logged just over 1800 miles and needs another 200 miles to get to our 2015 total.  Everyone is invited to attend the last Monday Miles on Monday, Aug. 10 for the 6:30 pm start time. Registration begins at the Prairie Point Park Picnic Shelter at 6 pm for $2/participant. After the event, the Oswegoland Park District hopes to celebrate reaching the community goal with balloons, hot dogs, and giveaways.

Earn extra mileage on the final night! Due to numerous activities occurring simultaneously, we encourage you to park in the parking lot off of Grove Road where you can log an extra half mile by walking through the baseball fields. Or make it an extra active night and ride your bikes.

The summer has been a great experience with senior citizens, young children, families, college students, old friends, coworkers, and neighbors all becoming Monday Mile buddies at Prairie Point Park. 

“We wanted to encourage people to regularly incorporate healthy movement into their lives, but the staff each Monday sees so much more than that” Athletic Event Coordinator Amy Walters says. “People are encouraging each other and enjoying being together.”