Sign up now for the Winter Physical Activity Challenge

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 7:15am

Staying active during the cold winter months can be difficult which is why LincolnHealth and 5-2-1-0 Let’s Go! Lincoln County are challenging community members, schools, and groups from local organizations to participate in the 16th annual Winter Physical Activity Challenge.

Last year it was “Jumping to Japan” and this year we are “Ice Skating to Iceland.”

This Winter Challenge is a seven-week event in which participants are physically active at least 30 minutes, four times a week or an equivalent amount of time in order to reach the goal of “traveling” to a distant location. Exercise enough to get to Iceland or enough to return to Maine. It’s up to you.

Exercise by yourself, or get a team together and exercise with friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors. Enjoy walking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, swimming, yoga, and more. All types of physical activity qualify.

The challenge will run from Jan. 14 to March 1, and many indoor locations will be made available again this year for participants to walk safely for free.

Registration is required to participate. The cost is $3 per person for adults, and $1 for children 17 years and younger. A special group rate is available for schools, childcare, and after school sites. We welcome everyone’s participation.

For registration forms or more information, please contact the LincolnHealth Education Department at 563-4540 or email as soon as possible.