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Mara Bellaby, FLORIDA TODAY
Published 1:06 p.m. ET Feb. 6, 2020 | Updated 1:18 p.m. ET Feb. 6, 2020

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What combines competition, a chance to get healthy and community spirit? The annual Health First Mayors’ Fitness Challenge.

Mayors of 11 different towns throughout Brevard County are inviting their constituents to participate in the challenge, which kicked off last weekend.

All you have to do is sign up online at Health First Mayor’s Fitness Challenge. You’ll automatically become a member of your community’s team. If you live in unincorporated Brevard or your community is not participating, you’re welcome to join a team that’s near your home or workplace.

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Cocoa Beach Mayor Ben Malik, Melbourne Mayor Kathy Meehan, West Melbourne Mayor Hal J. Rose and Palm Bay Mayor William Capote share a laugh during the kickoff of the 2020 Mayor’s Fitness Challenge in Viera. Mayors of 11 different towns throughout Brevard County have assembled teams of citizens and invited them to participate in the challenge, which measures the number of minutes exercised by each team. The team with the most minutes wins a trophy and bragging rights for the next year as the “Most Fit City 2020”. (Photo: Craig Bailey/FLORIDA TODAY)

How does it work? After you sign up, you’ll receive a survey every Friday. You’ll track how many minutes you’ve exercised. It’s the honor system, so don’t cheat. (Note: every community has the option to track minutes independently so follow whatever directions you’re given).

What counts as exercise? Walking, running, biking, swimming, participating in a sport. The list goes on. 

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But the really fun part: most municipalities are organizing community walks and activities. So not only do you get to exercise but you can work up a sweat with a community. 

This Saturday, consider joining us for a Full Moon Walk at 5:15 p.m. at Manatee Sanctuary Park in Cape Canaveral. 

The challenge runs through March 27. At the end, the team with the most minutes wins a trophy and bragging rights for the next year as the “Most Fit City 2020.”

Get more information at www.uwbrevard.org and on the 2020 Health First Mayors’ Fitness Challenge Facebook Page.

Contact Bellaby at mbellaby@floridatoday.com.

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