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Central Hosts 53-Mile Challenge

Featured: Central Hosts 53-Mile Challenge

February 16, 2021

Central students, employees, alumni, family and friends are invited to participate in the 53-Mile Challenge from March 1 to April 13.

The 53-Mile Challenge encourages the Central community to practice a healthy lifestyle through movement. Participants can walk, run, bike or swim a total of 53 miles from Monday, March 1, until Hoo-Rah Day on Tuesday, April 13. Participants can show their Central spirit during the challenge by using the hashtag #HooRahDay on social media.

Six weekly drawings for a $25 gift card to the Central College Spirit Shoppe will be held for participants who complete the challenge and return their sheet to Central Advancement each week. All who complete the challenge and return their sheet by Thursday, April 15, will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a $100 gift card to the Spirit Shoppe. All 53 miles must be completed and logged to be eligible for prizes.

To register, visit central.edu/challenge. Participants can print a mile log through this link.

Completed challenge sheets may be mailed to or dropped off at the Central College Advancement Office in Central Hall, located at 812 University St., Campus Box 5200, Pella, Iowa, 50219. Sheets may also be emailed to Jenae Jenison, director of external engagement, at jenisonj@central.edu.