Nicole Kennedy
Live Healthy Iowa Director
(888)777-8881 ext. 118

Iowans Challenged to “Go The Distance” this May

Get Active With Your Family

AMES, Iowa (May 1, 2020) – With all the chaos surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s important to continue being active to manage our physical and emotional health. This year, Live Healthy Iowa Kids has expanded participation in Go The Distance May, presented by GreenState Credit Union, to include families and households, with a goal of reaching 30,000 Iowans.

This year’s Go The Distance May event will provide a fun, free opportunity for families and households to get moving together.

It’s simple to take part!

  1. PLAN your 30-minute activity. Walking and running are great, but let’s get creative for this special event. Make your own fitness stations, build an obstacle course, plan an outdoor scavenger hunt, explore a nearby trail! Did we hear someone say dance party?!
  2. REGISTER ONLINE at to be part of the statewide event
  3. SHARE your registered activity on social media, tagging Live Healthy Iowa and using #GoTheDistanceMay, or submit photos via email to

Go The Distance is open the entire month, so choose the day and time that works best for you!

Live Healthy Iowa can’t wait to reward your efforts with prize drawings for participants!

Let’s get moving, together!

For more information at registration, visit

About Live Healthy Iowa
Live Healthy Iowa, formerly Lighten Up Iowa, was created in 2001 by the Iowa Sports Foundation as a strategic health initiative to address the state’s growing obesity problem. Live Healthy Iowa brings together friends, families, businesses, and communities in team-based wellness challenges designed to promote positive lifestyle change. In 2019, more than 180,000 adult and youth Iowans took part in a Live Healthy Iowa challenge or event. To learn more, visit


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