Walk 100 Miles with Mayor Dean!
Nashville Mayor Karl Dean has challenged the citizens of Nashville to walk 100 miles with him before July. The Metro Public Health Department began the NashVitality Campaign with the desire to inspire Nashvillians to eat better, exercise more and develop making healthier choices. These walks will be a part of this campaign.
Started Saturday April 2nd, with a 3 mile walk around Bicentenniall Mall the walks, 28 in all, will be every Saturday, and during the week at different locations.The last walk will be 9 miles at Shelby Bottoms on July 9th.
To sign up go to www.walk100miles.com and track your progress.
You can walk with Mayor Dean and the group on Saturdays or do it on your own. Everyone who completes the 100 miles will be invited to attend a free concert on July 9th to celebrate this great accomplishment!
"Over the years, we have built up a park system with 192 miles of paved and primitive walking trails, including 46 miles of greenways" Karl Dean said. "We're going to be walking a lot of them."
Tennessee is one of the most Obese states in the country. It's nice to see that Nashvillians want to change this. The NashVitality Campaign is funded by a federal stimulus grant to fight Obesity. The Metro Health Department received $7.5 million and is using it to promote healthier choices in our Schools, Churches, workplaces and neighborhoods.
Getting started is easy. Grab your walking shoes and a friend and head out the door. We have some older posts on some of the great places to walk in the area.
Nashville Parks and Greenways part 1 Stones River Greenway
Nashville Parks and Greenways part 2 Belle Meade Boulevard
Nashville Parks and Greenways part 3 Percy Warner Park