The first ever Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield Route 66 community Virtual Team 2013 race is underway, thanks to a collaboration between Fivi Health Networks and Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield.
105 residents are involved in this first-ever community portal race in Massachusetts, and make up twenty-one teams of 5. Beginning February 5, teams entered into a real time virtual competition, racing against each other as they trek from Chicago to Los Angeles along the famed Route 66. All teams together have walked almost 6000 miles so far! Team members received a free pedometer to track their daily steps which are being used to calculate total team mileage on the community health portal. This friendly competition ends March 28.
To keep motivation strong during cold, wintry weather, every week during the challenge, there is prize for the Team who logs the most steps.
Here is a photo of Team Red from Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church enjoying their winnings with a gift certificate from Wakefield Area Chamber of Commerce to Dockside Restaurant on a recent weekend. Pictured L-R are Martha Borkan, Austin Frakt, Kris Rodolico with Olivia & Maizie, Dave & Kathy Foulser. They are holding a walking map with measured mileage provided by the Mass in Motion grant.
Dockside Restaurant at 1099 Main Street Wakefield celebrates 10th anniversary on March 27th.
Thank you to all of the following participants and prize donors: Wakefield Chamber of Commerce, Dockside Restaurant, Sabatinos Restaurant, Melrose Family YMCA, Melrose Chamber of Commerce, Harrington’s, Greenwood House of Pizza, Marathon Sports, Friends of the Fells, Hallmark Health System-Melrose/Wakefield Hospital, Silva Nutrition, The Savings Bank, Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, City of Melrose, Town of Wakefield.