Mayors' Fitness Challenge

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2023 Mayors' Fitness Challenge

Mayors Fitness Challenge RETURNS!!!!

Town vs Town, Mayor vs Mayor!!!! 


The 3 North Mecklenburg towns, Cornelius, Davidson & Huntersville, will host the 3rd Annual Mayors' Fitness Challenge! One Town will become One Team and compete to win the title of Fittest Community. #OneTownOneTeam 

Welcome to the 2023 Mayors’ Fitness Challenge. We are entering our third year and are looking forward to seeing the Lake Norman towns continue to be active and fit. The past couple of years, the goal was to complete as many activity/exercise minutes each day and report your minutes at the end of every week. We plan to do the same this year except we have added a few other ways to help you and your team gain additional points. All three towns work with wellness providers to offer programs. During the six-week challenge, we will offer special programs  for all those participating in the Mayors’ Fitness Challenge. These programs will gain you additional points on top of the normal activity points you can receive. This year, the Town of Cornelius will host a 5k race (walk, jog, and/or run) on April 22. The 5k will be at the conclusion of the Mayors’ Fitness Challenge when the "Fittest Town" will be awarded. The race will be the last way to earn a lot of additional points for your team.

The challenge will run 6 weeks, March 12th - April 22nd. The goal is for your town to have the most active minutes each week. At the end of the 6 weeks, the town with the highest average total will be awarded the Fittest Community Trophy.

Participants can register up to week 3 and should register under the town in which they reside. We encourage you to spread the word and invite friends, family, co-workers and neighbors. Participants who register after the challenge has started WILL NOT be able to submit their minutes from past weeks. They will ONLY be able to submit minutes that were accumulated in the current week.

Start Date: March 12 
End Date: April 22

Point system:

1 point for every minute of activity/exercise – Max total = 1000 per person

200 points for each scheduled activity (town sponsored)

500 points for participating in the end of the challenge 5k (walk/run)

Here is what you will need to know about reporting your active minutes:

Every Friday, you will receive an email with a survey link. You will enter your total active minutes for the week in this survey. Surveys are due by Monday evening. Our challenge weeks will run Sunday-Saturday. Sample Week: March 6th – March 12th; survey will be sent Friday, March 10th, and you have until March 13th to return with the TOTAL household points.

In the survey, you will select the town you are accumulating points for and then answer a few other questions, including how many total active minutes your household/you have for that week. 

If you registered multiple people under your account, you may receive multiple emails with the link – please fill out ONE survey per household. Sample: if you register yourself and 2 children, and each of you did 100 active minutes for the week, you will enter 300 total household minutes.

1000 minutes per individual is the maximum each family/team can report. This ensures that the competition is fair for all teams and that a group of "super athletes" cannot affect the calculations. 

There will be ways to add points to your total. Be sure to check emails and join the 2023 Mayors Fitness Challenge  Facebook Social Network Facebook group for those opportunities.

Scheduled activities for extra points will have a sign-in sheet which each participant will complete at the end of the activity (name and town affiliation), and the town representative will add the points manually.

Follow the Town of Davidson on social media to learn about other opportunities and ideas to get your family active!

We want to see your posts too! Be sure to tag us @TownofDavidson in all your Mayors' Challenge Posts. Use the hashtags: #teamdavidson, #mayorsfitnesschallenge, #letsgetfittogether. #onetownoneteamdavidson. 



Registration opens Wednesday, February 1st.  Participants should 

register under their town of residency. We encourage you to spread the word and invite friends, family, co-workers and neighbors. Town Kick Off Events will be held Sunday, March 12th, 2023. Details regarding Kick Off location and time will be shared following registration.