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100 Miles in May: Getting active for a good cause

Published: May. 5, 2021 at 4:54 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Getting outside and getting active can be its own reward, but this month that extra effort can also help raise money for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s Healthy Futures program.

It’s called 100 Miles in May and there are a number of ways to both participate and give to the fundraiser. Individuals, teams, even families can take part in the event aimed at being active and providing a good example of active lifestyles.

“I think the best part of all this is it’s a great way to engage the community, and make sure the adults are being role models for all the kids,” said Harlow Robinson with the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame.

There are multiple ways to give back in this program. Teams can pay a flat fee, one can pledge money per mile, or one can even sponsor or donate to the cause.

Even if people aren’t big on running or biking, there are other ways to log miles. Any activity, like working in the back yard, playing basketball or baseball, or whatever the sport of choice is can all be converted into miles.

“I think my favorite part is the fun competitiveness that comes out of all that,” Robinson said.

No mater the level of fitness, it’s a program that can help get people going as the weather improves and it can make a difference in the lives of Alaska’s youth along the way.

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