Treadmill Tuesday

MORE THAN 1,750 FIRST COAST RESIDENTS COMPLETE NEARLY 4,000 MILES IN WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT

#TreadmillTuesday brings community members together to make history and take steps toward building a healthier First Coast

JACKSONVILLE, FL- January 20, 2015 – Today, nearly 2,000 community members participated in #TreadmillTuesday, a Guinness World Record attempt to achieve the greatest distance on a treadmill by a mixed team in 12 hours. Together, 1,756 participants walked, jogged or ran at least 3,784.94 miles. The event is one of several world record challenges that are a part of #My30, a First Coast YMCA campaign to inspire people to become more physically active and encourage adults to achieve 30 minutes of exercise, five times a week.

Participants were able to join via social media or by visiting one of 13 Y facilities across the First Coast. Online participants joined by posting a picture of their dashboard summary, tagging @FirstCoastYMCA and using #My30 and #TreadmillTuesday. The total mileage will be submitted to Guinness World Record officials for review. The current world record is 106 miles.

“With this remarkable showing, we were able to achieve results that will shatter the current record while helping more residents get their 30 minutes of physical activity,” said Eric Mann, president and CEO of YMCA of Florida’s First Coast. “The success of #TreadmillTuesday is a promising launch to the #My30 campaign and community-wide efforts to build a healthier First Coast.”

At each branch, the first 30 #TreadmillTuesday participants received a #My30 t-shirt and all participants were entered into a chance drawing to win a FREE Fitbit. Additionally, each branch awarded a one-month FREE YMCA membership to the participant who achieved the greatest distance in the 30-minute treadmill workout. Both social media and branch participants who tagged @FirstCoastYMCA and used #My30 and #TreadmillTuesday were entered to win a free six-month YMCA membership.

The total number of participants and distance for each branch is detailed below along with winners of free one-month Y memberships and Fitbit activity trackers. Winning participants may pick-up their prize next week at the Y branch where they participated in the world record attempt. A staff member will call the winner to coordinate prize pick-up.

Arlington YMCA
82 Participants
167.78 Miles
Fitbit: Alnur Abdurr
One-month membership for greatest distance: Mark O’Carroll

YMCA at the Bank of America Tower
40 Participants
107.87 Miles
Fitbit: Heather Nabors
One-month membership for greatest distance: Stephen Larson

Barco-Newton Family YMCA
215 Participants
466.19 Miles
Fitbit: Jackie Kroggel
One-month membership for greatest distance: Julie Lawton

Brooks Family YMCA
136 Participants
327.89 Miles
Fitbit: Misty Hastings
One-month membership for greatest distance: Justin Jacobs

Dye Clay Family YMCA
152 Participants
282.68 Miles
Fitbit: Fred Baumgartner
One-month membership for greatest distance: Melissa Williams

Flagler Center YMCA
127 Participants
286.43 Miles
Fitbit: Sue Smith
One-month membership for greatest distance: Steve Smith

Johnson Family YMCA
60 Participants
130.82 Miles
Fitbit: Kim Thomas
One-month membership for greatest distance: James Matteu

McArthur Family YMCA
186 Participants
398.77 Miles
Fitbit: Beth Seltz
One-month membership for greatest distance: James Fleming

Ponte Vedra YMCA
175 Participants
370.83 Miles
Fitbit: Justine Binkley
One-month membership for greatest distance: Paul Wilson

St. Augustine YMCA
151 Participants
329.05 Miles
Fitbit: Bob Schachter
One-month membership for greatest distance: Nathaniel Hill

Williams Family YMCA
229 Participants
467.46 Miles
Fitbit: Jerry Davis
One-month membership for greatest distance: Michael Bellom

Yates YMCA
150 Participants
325.98 Miles
Fitbit: Kevin Gray
One-month membership for greatest distance: Anthony Hill

YMCA at Florida Blue
31 Participants
69.88 Miles
Fitbit: Deborah Stokes
One-month membership for greatest distance: Paul Hosely

YMCA at UF Health
22 Participants
53.31 Miles
Fitbit: Andrea Brown-Webbe
One-month membership for greatest distance: Pam Pieper

Social Media
Six-month membership: Susan Kornegay Dehlinger

The Y

For more than 100 years, YMCA of Florida’s First Coast has been providing men, women and children of all ages, and from all walks of life, opportunities to build stronger bonds, live healthy and become more engaged with their communities.

Mission Statement: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.