Participants of the City of Kannapolis’ 2023 Loop the Loop and Run Kannapolis Programs were honored recently at an awards ceremony. Both programs are part of the City’s “Discover a Healthy Life” initiative, which encourages and provides opportunities for residents to live an active, healthy lifestyle.
Loop the Loop is a fun, free program to track the distance of every mile you walk, run, or bike in the City of Kannapolis. In 2023, there were 217 participants who logged over 38,000 miles. Residents who recorded 1,000 miles or more were honored at the ceremony and received special prizes.
Run Kannapolis is a series of 5k fun run/walks that take place in the Spring and Fall. Each race is sponsored by a different local business or nonprofit. In 2023, 1,094 participants took part across 8 races. Those who completed at least 5 races or more were recognized at the awards ceremony, and an impressive 33 people were honored for completing all 8 events.
Many citizens enjoy these programs each year, and challenge themselves to complete as many events as possible. One resident, Alice Graham, has participated in the Run Kannapolis events every year since the program’s inception. “I look forward to it every year. My favorite is the Jiggy with the Piggy run, it’s a great kick-off to the Jiggy Festival.” The series also attracts many new members, like Denise Crosby, who said “In 2022 I did the Cannon Ballers run, and I got hooked. So last year I decided to set a goal, and I did all 8!”
Join the fun this year by signing up for Loop the Loop at www.kannapolisnc.gov/looptheloop. It’s free to everyone and you can even register your dog to earn fun prizes for them as well.
Registration for the 2024 Run Kannapolis events will be open soon, find more information at www.kannapolisnc.gov/runkannapolis.