Davidson Wins the Mayors’ Fitness Challenge
Earlier this week Mayor Rusty Knox attended a socially-distanced award ceremony with his fellow Mayors: Woody Washam of Cornelius, John Aneralla of Huntersville, and Miles Atkins of Mooresville.
Davidson took the early lead – earning the highest weekly minutes per participant that first week. And while Cornelius snuck up on Davidson at least twice over the 12-week competition, ultimately it really wasn’t even close. Davidson finished in first place, Cornelius in second, Huntersville in third, and Mooresville in fourth.
The 4 local towns started a fitness challenge at the beginning of February. The intent was to get residents to get “off their couches” and exercise – either indoors or out. Participants logged in weekly, selected their town, reported their total number of “active” minutes.
A snapshot from week 9 of the competition looked like this:
Total Minutes Total Participants Average Minutes
Cornelius 46,098 98 470.39
Davidson 54,680 103 530.87
Huntersville 48,641 107 454.60
Mooresville 33,020 73 452.33
The amazing statistic for the overall competition was that 1223 participants logged 3,035,865 active minutes. I wasn’t a math major, but that’s more than 1 million minutes a month.
And while the Town of Mooresville finished in fourth place, they averaged the highest number of weekly participants. And Mooresville Middle School had the highest number of group minutes – even competing during their spring break.
The Mayors promised that this would be an annual competition – so be ready to join in next year’s healthy challenge.