During the 1st annual Million Mile Month event, we had over 7,500 participants burn 32.5M calories, log 4M minutes of activity and log nearly 400,000 miles, and all that happened in just one month! We couldn’t have had this amazing success without the support of our sponsors and partners, especially Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and The Houston Astros.
They hosted a wonderful Houston kick-off event with Orbit from The Houston Astros, The Houston Mayor and Preston Johnson Jr., President of Blue Cross Blue Shied of Texas Houston and Southeast Region. Read more
More than 2,270 Fort Bend ISD employees, along with their families and friends, registered and joined the FBISD team in the Million Mile Month challenge to promote wellness and eliminate childhood obesity and its dangerous diseases (including diabetes, pediatric cancer and depression). Throughout the month of April, FBISD team members logged more than 100,600 miles of walking, running, swimming and riding to help the community reach one million miles of physical activity. Many will continue their activity until the campaign reaches a million miles.
April 2014 – KXAN News - Million Mile Month kicks off, gets Austinites Moving
The start of April kicks off a new health initiative called the Million Mile Month. The goal is to get people in Austin to exercise a combined one million miles by the end of the month.
“We look at the issues we’re faced with in our community for incentive,” said Steve Amos, the Executive Director of non-profit organization Cyberwaves and Waterwaves. “Over a third of the kids are obese or overweight. Adults aren’t far behind. Sitting is the new smoking and most of us are killing ourselves by lack of activity.”
If you’ve got some spare time this month and want to really get fit, you should join up with one of the most ambitious fitness communities in Texas, the Million Mile Month team. The organization’s goal is to collectively walk, run, swim, bike, skateboard or skate a million miles by the end of April, as well as raise $1 million for organizations like the American Diabetes Association to fight childhood obesity.