Registration for Let's Move, Palm Beach County's Biggest Physical Activity Challenge, is Now Open!

 

 

West Palm Beach, Fla.– Registration is now open for the seventh annual Let’s Move! Commit to Change Physical Activity Challenge, Palm Health Foundation’s month-long activity challenge that kicks off on March 1, 2019 in partnership with CBS12.  Schools, businesses, municipalities, churches, community teams, and individuals are welcome to register at www.letsmovepbc.org for the challenge that resulted in Palm Beach County residents logging a cumulative 32 million minutes of physical activity in 2018.  Teams with the highest number of minutes will be recognized at a celebration at the end of the challenge.  Registration is free and open to the public.

Let’s Move inspires county residents to complete and log 30 minutes of physical activity each day during the month of March. Participants may complete activities on their own, or take part in events across the county, including the challenge’s official kick-off hosted by Delray Beach’s Let’s Move team on March 1, 2019 from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Old School Square in Delray Beach, FL.  Dance and fitness groups from across the county will perform and encourage participants to dance along and log their minutes. 

To help participants inspire their teams and others to take on the physical activity challenge, Palm Health Foundation is holding a Let's Move video contest.  Teams are encouraged to create videos of three minutes or less and submit their entries by March 25th.  Video entries will be displayed on the Let’s Move website and the winning team will be awarded a traveling trophy at the annual Let's Move celebration event.  More information is available at www.letsmovepbc.org

Palm Health Foundation’s Let’s Move initiative was originally inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama’s 2010 national program to decrease childhood obesity.  As Palm Beach County’s community foundation focused on leading change for better health, Palm Health Foundation has created the local challenge for adults and children to improve a variety of health issues through regular physical activity, including reducing the risk for diabetes and heart disease, improving mental health, and increasing chances for healthy longevity.  According to The State of Obesity, Florida's adult obesity rate is currently 28.4%, up from 18.4% in 2000, and it has the nation’s 13th highest obesity rate for youth ages 10 to 17 (16.9%).

“Palm Health Foundation is focused on improving the health of all Palm Beach County residents,” said Patrick McNamara, president and CEO.  “There is no better way to help our community members achieve their full health potential, both mind and body, than through physical activity.  Let’s Move is held during the month of March, but our goal is to encourage residents to adopt healthy behaviors into their daily lives all year long.”

Throughout the month of March, Let’s Move events will be held across Palm Beach County focusing on physical activity, nutrition and healthy behaviors.  (For a full listing, please visit http://www.letsmovepbc.org/eventlist.)

 

Friday, March 1, 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Let's Move County-wide Pep Rally
Kick off the month-long challenge at this exciting, interactive, and family-friendly pep rally, hosted by Delray Beach's Let's Move team. Enjoy performances from dance and fitness groups across the county -- dance along and log your minutes!

Free & Open to the Public
Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33444

Contact: Andrea Bruton, 561-441-9411

 

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00p.m.

40th Annual Afro Arts Festival

Let’s Move & Jam with Digital Vibez at this historic festival sponsored by the Glades Chapter, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. 

Free & Open to the Public

Lake Shore Civic Center, 1224 SW Avenue E Place, Belle Glade, FL 33430

Contact:  Wil Romelus, Digital Vibez, 561-244-9983

 

Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Family Fun Day in Boynton Beach
Crossfit challenges, exciting activities for both kids and adults, healthy food and health screenings. 

Free & Open to the Public

Intracoastal Park Club House, 2240 N. Federal Hwy, Boynton Beach, FL 33435

Contact: Ricky Petty, ricky@htpbc.org

Sunday, March 10, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Alfred "Zack" Straghn Walk
Join residents of Delray Beach as they accompany community elder, Alfred "Zack" Straghn, on his daily walk from his business, to the beach, and back. Mr. Straghn, 88, has been walking to the beach five days a week for the past 55 years.

Free & Open to the Public

Libby Wesley Amphitheater, SW 5th Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444
Contact: Andrea Bruton, 561-441-9411

 

Saturday, March 16th, 2019, 6:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

I Love Pahokee Day Festival

Let’s Move 2-mile run/walk/stroll, youth fishing tournament, and activities for the entire family, including tug-a-war, jump rope, corn hole toss, horse shoes, and much more.

Run/Walk Registration 6:45 a.m., warm-up 7:20 a.m., start time 7:45am

Rotary Club Youth Fishing Tournament (Free Fishing Rod & Tackle Box) 9:00am – 12noon

Activities 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Free & Open to the Public

Lake Okeechobee Dike, Pahokee, FL

Contact: pahokeechamber@att.net

 

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Let's Move Zumba Master Class

Get moving with a fun Zumba class in Delray Beach!

Free & Open to the Public

Delray Beach Community Center, 50 NW 1st Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444

Contact: Andrea Bruton, 561-441-9411

 

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Let's Move Kickball Tournament
Join the City of Delray Beach for some friendly, competitive kickball fun and log your minutes! 

Free & Open to the Public

Pompey Park, 1101 NW 2nd St., Delray Beach, FL 33444

Contact: Andrea Bruton, 561-441-9411


About Palm Health Foundation
Palm Health Foundation is Palm Beach County's community foundation for health. With the support of donors and a focus on results, the foundation builds strong community partnerships, respects diverse opinions, advocates for its most vulnerable neighbors and inspires innovative solutions to lead change for better health now and for generations to come. The foundation supports health equity for Palm Beach County residents of all backgrounds, heritage, education, incomes and states of well-being. Palm Health Foundation has invested more than $78 million in Palm Beach County health since 2001. For more information about Palm Health Foundation, visit palmhealthfoundation.org or call (561) 833-6333.