The Fall Fire Up Your Feet Challenge came to a close at the end of October with 21 Michigan schools and over 8,100 participants. These 21 communities logged over 453,826 miles and 147,629,000 minutes of physical activity.
Students, families, and school staff at seven schools in Michigan collectively won cash awards mounting to over $5,000 in total to go to their schools for tracking the most physical activity during the month-long Challenge this fall.
Compliments to Ishpeming Middle School for winning the first place award as well as the Walk to School Day, Activity All-Star, and People For Bikes award for a total of $2,150. The complete list of Fire Up Your Feet Challenge winners can be found on their website here.
“Each year, we hear inspiring stories from schools that used the Fire Up Your Feet Activity Challenge to engage students, families, and school staff around traditions that support healthy lifestyles like Walk or Bike to School Day – often leading to permanent changes that make schools and streets safer and healthier for kids. The whole community truly benefits when schools embrace a culture of physical activity,” said Cass Isidro, executive director of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.
Congrats to all 21 communities in Michigan for tracking their healthy activity!