FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rebekah Costin
TOWN OF BURGAW LAUNCHES
TRAILBLAZERS COMMUNITY WALKING PROGRAM
BURGAW, NC - September 1, 2013 kicks off Town of Burgaw's new community-wide walking program. The Trailblazer Program is one of the Burgaw's Healthy for Life wellness initiatives, which includes the recently completed Osgood Canal Greenway and Trail. Participating is simple - just keep track of how far you walk or run, turn it into the Town of Burgaw Planning Department and get recognized for reaching milestones. You can join the program as an individual, small group, or an organization.
Several premeasured routes along the Osgood Canal Greenway and Trail are provided on the town's Trailblazers webpage. You may also keep track of your distance by pedometer, your own pre-measured route, treadmill, etc.
Each participant will be recognized on the Trailblazers webpage whenever they walk 50 miles. When 100 miles are met, they will be recognized at a Town of Burgaw Board of Commissioners meeting.
"Now that the trail project is complete, the residents of Burgaw have more opportunities to incorporate physical activity in their everyday lives in a safe way. I hope that people can use tracking forms and maps from the Trailblazers program in their efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I know that, for me, incentive programs like this help me make exercise a priority, and I can't wait to start tracking my progress," enthuses Town of Burgaw Planning Administrator, Rebekah Costin.