Palm Coast - The Mayor's 90/90 Challenge will resume June 1 after being paused due to COVID-19. It will continue through June 30. This gives participants 30 days to finish the Challenge strong and leap into the second half of the year on the right foot.
The Challenge is designed to encourage residents to be active and embrace a healthier lifestyle. Original dates were Jan. 6 - April 4, as that is a time when many begin New Year's resolutions related to fitness goals. Now, you have the opportunity to set a new goal - complete 30 miles in 30 days! Time to get moving!
"I encourage everyone to safely get back into their fitness routines," said Mayor Milissa Holland. "Our beautiful city has so many wide-open spaces for our residents to maintain social distancing while logging their miles. We also have premier facilities for golf, tennis and pickleball that offer little or no contact for players. I want everyone to enjoy the healthy lifestyle they deserve and to be safe and considerate of others along the way. Let's finish this challenge even stronger than we started."
With recent reopening measures and guidelines in place, you can begin logging new miles on June 1. Your personal mileage will be tracked via Palm Coast Connect and will update every time you enter your progress in the app. The app also allows you to backlog miles for previous dates of physical activity, so you can add your miles that you may have accrued during the down period of mid-March through May.
Due to social distancing guidelines, some events through Parks & Recreation had to be cancelled. The following parks and their respective trails are open. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Bird of Paradise Nature Preserve
- Central Park in Town Center
- Graham Swamp
- Heroes Memorial Park
- Hidden Lakes Trail
- Long Creek Nature Preserve
- Palm Coast Linear Park/St. Joe Walkway
- Waterfront Park/Intracoastal Waterway Trail
Additionally, the following recreational amenities are open with limitations.
- Palm Coast Tennis Center
- Palm Harbor Golf Club
- James F. Holland Memorial Park
- Dog park
- Tennis/pickleball courts
- Belle Terre Park
- Tennis/pickleball courts only
- Seminole Woods Neighborhood Park
- Tennis courts only
For the purpose of the challenge, 15 minutes of any activity equals one mile. While exercising, you can use #Mayors9090 and #ConnectToFitness on social media to connect with others in the Challenge.
You can also visit Palm Coast Connect to view the frequently asked questions page: https://www.palmcoastconnect.com/s/ninety-ninety-faq,
In addition to a healthier lifestyle and new habits, winners will receive an award of either a medal or certificate. So stay tuned!
We will continue to update you on the latest recommendations from local, state and federal authorities regarding COVID-19. As always, please continue to follow the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines such as social distancing and others at CDC.gov. Visit Palm Coast Connect at www.palmcoastconnect.com for the latest City of Palm Coast updates.