Jackson County Fitness Day
May 21st, 2016
The Jackson County Board has proclaimed Saturday, May 21, 2016, as Jackson County Fitness Day. You can read the official proclamation below. Make the most of Jackson County Fitness Day by getting out and getting active. Looking for ideas? Here are a few suggestions:
· Pace and Pedal Duathlon: This great family event starts at 8am on Saturday, May 21st, at Lake Wazee Recreation Area. The event includes something for everyone, with a duathlon race (5.7 mile run, 10.3 mile bike), 5K fun run/walk, and a 0.8 mile youth race. See http://www.brmh.net/paceandpedal/ for more details.
· Explore somewhere new! Check out some of the great biking and hiking trails in our area. Use http://www.jacksoninaction.org/bike-routes-and/ to find local trail maps.
· Jackson County has great waterways for canoeing and kayaking. Take advantage of our great resources to explore the county by water! http://www.jacksoninaction.org/paddling/
· Disc Golf is a fun family activity for everyone to enjoy. There are two disc golf courses in the area; check one out! http://www.blackrivercountry.net/pdf/Disc%20Golf%20Courses.pdf
JACKSON COUNTY BOARD PROCLAMATION
BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JACKSON COUNTY BOARD
Whereas the Jackson County Board of Supervisors would like to proclaim May 21st Jackson County Fitness Day and,
Whereas, on Fitness Day, the County Board of Supervisors would like to encourage citizens of Jackson County to get active and challenge everyone to join the movement for a happier, fitter County and,
Whereas, the Jackson in Action Coalition has provided opportunities to increase awareness of the health of our county, promoted physical activity and increased nutritional education in Jackson County andthrough collaborative efforts between community agencies has increased community understanding of the importance of building programming and resources in our community to support active lifestyles is being pursued and,
Whereas, by leading more active lifestyles, we can invest in our futures and encourage our children to do the same.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Dennis Eberhardt, Chairman of the Jackson County Board, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Wisconsin, do hereby proclaim May 21st 2016, as Jackson County Fitness Day. I call upon the people of the Jackson County to make daily physical activity and good nutrition a priority in their lives.