February Fun: City of McAllen gears up for SECOND It’s Time Texas Challenge

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Monthly Walk With The Mayor event for community to get healthy with city leadership

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WHO: McAllen Mayor Jim Darling and McAllen City Commissioners, Mayor’s Wellness Council, City of McAllen, Rio Grande Regional Hospital, McAllen I.S.D.

WHAT: Second monthly Walk With The Mayor!

Official McAllen Mayor’s Wellness Council Sponsored It’s Time Texas!

Community Challenge Event

WHEN: Saturday, February 15, 2020  

  • 8:30 a.m. – Registration
  • 9:00 a.m. – Opening Welcome & Warm-Up Ceremony
  • 9:00 a.m. – Kick-Off Walk

WHERE: Bicentennial Blvd. at Harvey Ave., north to Dove Ave. and back, 3.4 miles roundtrip. Parking courtesy of Calvary Baptist Church, 1600 Harvey Avenue

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The City of McAllen is hosting its second free, outdoor walking event to help encourage the community move and exercise during the day for better health and peace of mind, and rack up points for the City of McAllen’s participation in this year’s It’s Time Texas! Community Challenge.

The 3.4-mile walk will start off on Bicentennial Boulevard on Harvey Avenue, heading north to Dove Avenue, before coming back. Participants can walk, run, bike or skate their way to healthy! Strollers, pets, and kids of all ages welcome. 

“We want people to be able to get the health benefits of moving, in a fun environment where the community encourages each other,” said Mayor Darling.  “It should be a really fun, yet purposeful exercise session to help get our McAllen residents walking.”

The event is being coordinated as part of the City of McAllen’s participation in the It’s Time Texas! community health challenge competition.  Participants will be asked to register for the challenge and take a brief survey if they are not signed up. All will be asked to take a Healthy Selfie, which can then be uploaded to the site.  The City of McAllen receives points for various activities.  McAllen is currently in first place in the Large City category and has taken the winner’s trophy for the last two years.

To find out how to participate as an individual or business in the challenge, visit: www.ittcommunitychallenge.com or call the City of McAllen Health & Code Enforcement Department at (956) 681-1900.

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