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Dr. Ian Smith Joins Richmond in Walk Off Challenge

50 Million Pound Challenge Walk Off Set For SaturdayWHO: Mayor Dwight C. Jones
Dr. Ian Smith (founder/creator of The 50 Million Pound Challenge,
New York Times bestselling author of The 4 Day Diet)WHAT: 50 Million Pound Challenge Walk/Run OffWHEN: September 12, 2009
Registration begins at 8 a.m.
Opening remarks at 8:30 a.m.
Challenge Walk/Run Off begins at 9 a.m.WHERE: Chimborazo Park
East Broad Street and 32nd StreetBACKGROUND:
The 50 Million Pound Challenge is a free national health initiative encouraging people to come together and take control of their health by getting fit. Richmond joins 15 cities and more than 37,000 teams from across the country that will be participating in the Challenge Walk Off on September 12. Challenge event activities include a 2-mile walk/run-off, line dancing, clowns, arts and crafts, and wellness vendors. State Farm will provide raffle prizes during the event to include $100 Visa…

Join Mayor Jones in the 50 Million Pound Challenge Walk Off

Mayor Dwight C. Jones and Dr. Ian Smith, founder and creator of the 50 Million Pound Challenge, invite residents to participate in the 50 Million Pound Challenge Walk Off, from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 12, at Chimborazo Park.In an effort to encourage citizens to take a step toward a healthier lifestyle, Mayor Jones, the Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities and the Richmond City Health District have planned a family friendly event at Chimborazo Park, East Broad and 32nd Streets. Event registration begins at 8 a.m. and the 2-mile walk/run begins at 9 a.m. Other activities for the Challenge include line dancing, clowns, arts and crafts, and wellness vendors. State Farm will provide raffle prizes during the event to include $100 Visa gift cards, iPod Shuffles, a Wii Fitness system, and more. Everyone that signs up for the Challenge walk or run will receive free healthy snacks and a free 50 Million Pound Challenge t-shirt provided by State Farm.
To join Ri…