Mayor TenHaken Invites Public to Kickoff for 100 Miles, 100 Days Fitness Challenge

Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Mayor Paul TenHaken will kick off the 100 Miles, 100 Days fitness challenge Saturday, April 22, alongside some special guests in downtown Sioux Falls. South Dakota State University national football championship coach John “Stig” Stiegelmeier, and the two grand prize winners from last year’s challenge will join the mayor at the Levitt Shell Saturday morning. They will lead the group in the first mile of the challenge.

The goal is to move at least one mile every day, for 100 days. But there’s no limit to how many miles participants can log within the 100 days. The challenge starts Saturday and runs through July 31, 2023.

“I started this challenge during the pandemic in 2020 as a way to get people outside to use our beautiful parks to help them physically, mentally, and spiritually,” said Mayor TenHaken. “It has grown beyond just our Sioux Falls community and is something many use each year to find the encouragement and motivation to get moving.”

Participants are encouraged to log their miles online on the City’s new mileage tracker dashboard this year and post pictures of their progress on social media using #100Miles100DaysSF. Two winners will be chosen randomly each week through photos posted on social media channels using the challenge’s official hashtag. This year’s prizes are from 605 Running Co., Great Outdoor Store, Great Plains Zoo, Butterfly House and Aquarium, Washington Pavilion, and Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation.

A photobooth will be set up at the kickoff event Saturday, helping participants log their first mile on social media. This year’s event will also feature several vendors, including Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and Press Screen Printing and Embroidery, who will be selling the official 100 Miles, 100 Days apparel. The kickoff begins at 9 a.m. Saturday.

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