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Edinburg Launches Active Edinburg Initiative 

Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Edinburg City Hall (415 W. University Dr.)

A physically active city is more prosperous, healthy, and economically competitive, and the City of Edinburg wants to help foster a more Active Edinburg. 

Being physically active is necessary for individuals of all ages. It’s no secret that diabetes and obesity are prevalent in the Rio Grande Valley. According to the CDC, “individuals with pre-existing conditions are at an increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19.” These conditions may be caused by unhealthy lifestyle choices, so the City is not only encouraging but also offering safe and healthy activities for our community to stay active during this pandemic. According to the CDC, “individuals with pre-existing conditions are at an increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19.” 

The City of Edinburg is excited to announce ‘Active Edinburg,’ a new initiative aimed at increasing the health, wellness, and quality of life for its residents.

Thursday morning, Edinburg city and community leaders will take the pledge and join the "It's Time Texas Community Challenge'' to build a healthier community. The free eight-week challenge offers a variety of ways for participants to compete in healthy activities. While the challenge will start January 3, 2021, residents looking to participate can register today on ittcommunitychallenge.com

Our leaders are committed to building a healthier community and it’s why Edinburg will also be announcing several upcoming health and fitness events for 2021. The All-American City David Chanavana 10k Run/Walk, Fun Run, and Miracle Mile has been an Edinburg tradition for 39 years. Due to the pandemic, the long-awaited event will take place virtually on February 06, 2021 and February 13, 2021. 

A new event is coming to the City! Edinburg is happy to announce the first-ever ‘Hometown of Heroes Half Marathon’ happening on March 14, 2021. The race features a flat, fast course through some of the City's featured destinations, including HEB Park, Municipal Park, Jackson Road Hike n' Bike Trail, UTRGV, McIntyre Promenade, and more. The health and safety of all participants remains the City's top priority, therefore, all runners must strictly follow COVID-19 safety guidelines. 

During this pandemic, participating in outdoor activity can be a safe way to work toward a healthier lifestyle. Let's do it for ourselves, our loved ones, and our community. 

More details on each initiative will be released during a press conference at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at the Edinburg City Hall Council Chambers.

For more information, visit ActiveEdinburg.com

Media Contact: Ashly Custer,
Communications and Media Director
Office: (956) 388-8900