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Fall Back into Fitness and Celebrate Local Parks
HealthCode and Austin Parks and Recreation Invite Area Residents to Join September’s Fall into Action Virtual Activity Challenge
AUSTIN, Texas (July 28, 2021) – HealthCode and the Austin Parks and Recreation Department are calling on all Austinites to step out and take action. Join the virtual activity challenge Fall into Action in September, stay active and explore the city’s green spaces. Residents are encouraged to walk, run, cycle and paddle as they explore the City’s diverse parks system throughout the month.
The goal of the Fall into Action virtual challenge is to engage individuals in setting physical activity goals and create new habits to support a healthy lifestyle. Participants can join as an individual or as an organization. Organizations can register at Healthcode.org/Organizations.
Participating in the Fall into Action activity challenge is simple. Participants can sign up on the Fall into Action registration page at HealthCode.org/FallIntoAction2021 and set a goal for the number of miles of activity to be achieved. Throughout the month activity is logged on HealthCode’s fitness tracker and the program’s public leaderboard is updated with miles achieved, including running, walking, cycling, swimming or yoga.
“With students returning to classes in the fall and many employees returning to offices, we are encouraging our community to remain physically active and safely socially connected while encouraging everyone to celebrate our gorgeous city parks,’’ said Steve Amos, CEO and founder of the Austin-based nonprofit HealthCode. “The Fall into Action virtual activity challenge is a fun way to raise awareness of the benefits of a lifestyle focused on good physical and mental health and encourage everyone to learn and play in Austin’s diverse park system.’’
Registrants who log at least one mile will be eligible for more than $3000 in prize drawings, including an organic mattress from Naturepedic.
HealthCode is committed to raising awareness on living healthier, happier lives through physical activity, nutrition and supporting the environment. Since launching its first virtual activity challenge with Million Mile Month in 2014, HealthCode has developed a series of virtual activity and educational programs to promote healthy living.
Throughout the year, HealthCode offers goal-based challenges with more than 50,000 participants and organizations across all 50 U.S. states and in 30 other countries. More information on events can be found on the HealthCode events page
HealthCode, a nonprofit based in Austin, Texas, is dedicated to empowering people to live healthier, happier lives through education and encouraging physical activity, promoting healthy eating habits, supporting the environment and cultivating community connections. For more information visit HealthCode.org.
About Austin Parks and Recreation
Austin Parks and Recreation seeks to inspire our community to learn, play, protect and connect by creating diverse programs and experiences in sustainable natural spaces and public places. This City of Austin Department protects and maintains parkland, urban forest and trails as well as offering sports, recreation, educational enrichment, arts programs, cultural opportunities, and nature and aquatic activities for Austinites. For more information visit AustinTexas.gov/Parks.