Officially launched in May 2018, the 100 Alabama Miles Challenge is an ongoing program designed to inspire all Alabamians to walk, run, hike, bike, swim, paddle, ride, or roll 100 miles each year and to do so by exploring the thousands of miles of trails available at Alabama’s parks, nature preserves, and rivers.
This program is helping Alabama cities, towns and rural areas to realize the multiple health, community, and economic benefits associated with outdoor trail recreation, and will increase public use and appreciation of our local, state, and federally managed recreational lands.
Thus far, the program has over 1,300 participants who have logged over 35,000 miles. This program is a partnership between The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development (UACED), Alabama Trails Commission, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, Lakeshore Foundation, Alabama Beverage Association, Jefferson County Department of Health, Governor’s Commission on Physical Fitness and Sports, AARP, Alabama Obesity Task Force, Alabama Department of Public Health. For more information, visit 100alabamamiles.org.
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