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Ready to get fit? Register now for the Mayors’ Fitness Challenge

Feb. 2. Registration is open for the third annual Mayors’ Fitness Challenge.

Residents of Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville register as one town team and try to win the title of Fittest Community.


The 2023 fitness challenge will run six weeks, March 12 – April 22. The goal for each town is to have the most active minutes each week.

At the end of the six weeks, the town with the highest average total will be awarded the Fittest Community trophy.

In previous years, the goal was to complete as many activity/exercise minutes as possible each day and report those minutes at the end of each week.

This year, the challenge will run similarly, but there will be other ways to help you and your team gain additional points. Each town will partner with health providers to offer additional programming to those in the challenge. These programs will provide additional points on top of the normal activity points.


Participants are invited to join all three towns for the March 12 kickoff event 2-4 pm at Bailey Road Park in Cornelius. The event will feature the towns’ fitness program partners who will promote the benefits of being active during and after the challenge.

Those who register for the challenge and kickoff event before Feb. 28 and attend the kickoff event will receive a Mayor’s Fitness T-shirt.

 The Town of Cornelius will host a 5k race (walk, jog, and/or run) on April 22. Additional points for participants will be tallied, and then the Fittest Community trophy will be awarded.

REGISTER by clicking here