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Davidson Wins the Mayors’ Fitness Challenge

by | Apr 29, 2021

Mayor Rusty Knox being introduced at the ceremony.


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.

Leslie Willis, Davidson Parks and Recreation Director, was on hand to present the trophy to Mayor Knox.

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.




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