Missouri’s First Lady Georgeanne Nixon as reached a “milestone” if you will.
The office of Governor Jay Nixon announced Wednesday that Mrs. Nixon logged her hundredth mile in the “100 Missouri Miles Challenge”. The challenge is open to all Missourians to get out on some of the best trails in the country and walk, bike, jog and roll or paddle or swim up and down the states numerous creeks and rivers.
Missouri is known as Best Trails State and the Governor wanted to highlight that while getting Missourians motivated for a healthier lifestyle. If you would like to log your one hundred miles before the end of the year, log onto 100missourimiles.com.
Press Release from the Office of Governor Jay Nixon
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – First Lady Georganne Nixon today announced that she had logged her first 100 miles in the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles Challenge and encouraged Missourians to join her and Governor as they continue to log miles throughout the state. Gov. Jay Nixon and the First Lady launched the 100 Missouri Miles Challenge to celebrate the state’s distinction as “Best Trails State” and to encourage Missouri families to enjoy the outdoors. The challenge invites Missourians to log on to MO.gov and complete 100 miles of outdoor physical activity by the end of the year.
“The Governor and I have had the opportunity to walk with hundreds of Missourians taking the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles Challenge, and we look forward to walking with hundreds more,” Mrs. Nixon said. “Since the official launch last month, more than 5,000 Missourians have signed up to take the Challenge and have logged over 200,000 miles in every corner of the state. I’m proud to share this journey with so many fellow Missourians who are walking, running, biking, rolling and paddling 100 miles to support Missouri’s proud outdoor traditions and improve their health.”
Joined by Gov. Nixon, the First Lady’s logged her one-hundredth mile at Katy Trail State Park, the nation’s longest rails-to-trails project. She walks an average of 3.3 miles per outing. The First Lady joins more than 600 participants who have completed their first 100 miles, and she plans to continue logging miles, including paddling on some of the state’s lakes and rivers.
More than 5,500 participants have logged more than 220,000 miles since 100 Missouri Miles kicked off in June. Participants can run, walk, bike, ride, swim, paddle or roll on trails or other outdoor venues to achieve the challenge of 100 Missouri Miles.
For more information and to take the Challenge, visit MO.gov. Participants can also share adventures, post photos and learn about upcoming events by connecting with 100 Missouri Miles on Facebook and Twitter.
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