2023 Mayors' Fitness Challenge

Mayors Fitness Challenge RETURNS!!!!


Town vs Town, Mayor vs Mayor!!!! 


The 3 North Mecklenburg towns: Cornelius, Davidson & Huntersville will host the 3rd Annual Mayors' Fitness Challenge!  One Town will become One Team and compete to win the title of Fittest Community. #OneTownOneTeam 

Welcome to the 2023 Mayors’ Fitness Challenge. We are entering our third year and are looking forward to seeing the Lake Norman Towns continue to be active and fit. The past couple of years, the goal was to complete as many activity/exercise minutes each day and report your minutes at the end of every week. We plan to the same this year, except we have added a few other ways to help your self and your team gain additional points. All three towns work with wellness providers to offer programs. Over the six-weeks of the challenge, we will offer special programs that anyone in the Mayors’ Fitness Challenge can participate. These programs will gain additional points on top of the normal activity points you can receive. This year, the Town of Cornelius will host a 5k race (walk, jog, and/or run) on April 22. The 5k will be the conclusion of the Mayors’ Fitness Challenge where the ‘Fittest Town’ will be awarded. The race will be the last way to earn a lot of additional points for your team.

The challenge will run 6 weeks, March 12th - April 22nd.  Each week towns are working to have the total most active minutes. At the end of the 6 weeks, the Town with the highest average total will be awarded the Fittest Community Trophy.

Participants can register up to week 3 and should register under their town of residents. We encourage you to spread the word and invite, friends, family, co-workers and neighbors.  Participants that register after the challenge has started CAN NOT submit past weeks minutes. ONLY submit minutes that were accumulated in the current week.

Start Date: March 12 
End Date: April 22

Point system:

1 pt Every minute of activity/exercise – Max total = 1000 per person

200 pts Each scheduled activity (Town sponsored)

500 pts Participating in the end of the challenge 5k (walk/run)

Here is all you will need to know about reporting your active minutes:

Every Friday, you will receive an email with a survey link. You will enter your total active minutes for the week in this survey. Surveys are due by Monday Evening. Our challenge weeks will run Sunday-Saturday.
Sample Week: March 6th – March 12th; survey will be sent Friday, March 10th, you have until March 13th to return with the TOTAL household points.

In this Survey you will select the town you are accumulating points for, followed by a few other questions, including how many total active minutes your household/you have for that week. Everyone receiving this email should select Huntersville as their town.

If you registered multiple people under your account, you may receive multiple emails with the link – please fill out ONE survey per household.
Sample: if you have yourself and 2 children registered, and each of you did 100 active minutes for the week, you will enter 300 total household minutes.

1000 minutes per individual is the maximum each family/team can report. This ensures that the competition is fair for all teams and that a group of "super athletes" cannot affect the calculations. 

There will be ways to add points to your total. Be sure to check emails and join the 2023 Mayors Fitness Challenge Facebook group for those opportunities.

Scheduled activities for extra points will have a sign-in sheet where each participant will complete at the end of the activity (name and town affiliation) and the town representative will add the points manually.

Follow us on social media, Huntersville Parks & Recreation to find other opportunities and ideas to get your family active!

We want to see your post too!! Be sure to tag us @HuntersvilleParks&Recreation in all your Mayors Challenge Posts. Use these hashtags:  #teamhuntersville , #mayorsfitnesschallenge, #letsgetfittogether #onetownoneteamhuntersville. 



Registration opens Wednesday, February 1st.  Participants should 

register under their town of residents. We encourage you to spread the word and invite, friends, family, co-workers and neighbors. Town Kick Off Events will be held Sunday, March 12th, 2023. Details regarding Kick Off location and time will be shared following registration. 

The Mayors' Fitness Challenge is a voluntary initiative designed to promote community-based activities and programs that encourage healthy lifestyles for all Huntersville citizens.

Huntersville Residence Registration

Cornelius Residence Registration

Davidson Residence Registration


Huntersville Walking Routes & Maps

Tips & Guidelines

Interested if finding out how you can be a Mayors' Fitness Challenge Partner? 

Contact Lindsay Small, Downtown Events & Facility Coordinator, LSmall@huntersville.org


More Fitness Opportunities through Parks & Recreation