Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 Montco Trail Challenge!
Through partnership and community engagement, the Montco Trail Challenge was a huge success in its inaugural year with over 1,500 people participants across the county.
MCHD received multiple stories describing how the Challenge either motivated participants to re-engage with physical activity or provided a way for families to explore and exercise together. MCHD had participants as young as six months exercising with grandparents up to individuals who were 73 years of age.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. Fortunately, through lifestyle interventions such as nutritional changes, physical activity, and stress management, the risk of heart disease decreases. We look forward to another trail challenge this summer to promote heart health through physical activity while connecting the community with local parks and trails.
Check back soon for details on the 2017 Montco Trail Challenge!