Tulsa Tough Contributes to Million Miles

Tulsa Million Miles, an initiative of Mayor Kathy Taylor’s Fitness Challenge, received a huge boost when Tulsa Tough’s Ride and Race event coordinator logged participants’ miles from their May event on the Web site. A total of 63,323.1 miles were added to TulsaMillionMiles.com, increasing the mileage to 396,209 and edging the health and fitness initiative closer to the halfway mark of one million miles.

“Tulsa Tough’s premier biking event offered Tulsans unique opportunities to see amazing athletes compete in a three-day event,” says Mayor Taylor, “as well as participate in family friendly events like the Tulsa Townie Ride. The outcome of this exciting event not only boosted the odometer miles on TulsaMillionMiles.com but also has re-ignited our efforts toward attaining one million miles by the end of the year and becoming a healthy and fit community. I encourage all event coordinators to notify us on our Web site of your event miles so that we can keep the momentum going.”

“To develop better habits for health and fitness and have some fun at the same time, it just takes hopping on a bike,” comments Mike Dodson, ED, . “As you can see by the strong participation from Tulsa Tough, the Tulsa region has made a statement about what is important to them.”

TulsaMillionMiles.com is a health and fitness Web site that allows users to log and keep track of their exercise miles, check out 2009 fitness events, find a Tulsa park or trail near their home, and much more! Web site users can guess the date and time Tulsa will reach its goal of a million miles. Users must be 14 years or older to enter the drawing. Eligible entries (only one per person) must be submitted before 800,000 total miles.

The grand prize winner will receive the following: Weekend Stay at the Tulsa Marriot; Three-Month Personal Vitamin Supply; Tulsa Drillers Rookie Package; Annual Family Membership from the Oklahoma Aquarium; and Tulsa Million Miles T-Shirts for the Family.

By joining together in getting fit and healthy for life, Tulsa can shape up, one mile at a time.

If you are a current Web site user who has seen a marked improvement in your health and fitness, please share your success story by e-mailing: info@tulsamillionmiles.com.

Updated 07-21-2009

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