Governor Nixon and the First Lady are encouraging all Missourians to get outside and take advantage of the incredible resources found here in the Show-Me State by joining the Governor’s 100 Missouri Miles Challenge.
Whether you run, walk, bike, paddle, or roll, everyone can participate. The initiative is an opportunity to promote Missouri’s outdoor heritage, improve your health and have fun with family and friends.
- Missouri has been named the “Best Trails State” by American Trails, a national, nonprofit organization working on behalf of the nation’s hiking, biking and riding trails.
- The national award is presented every two years to the state that has made tremendous contributions to promote and improve their trails system.
- Missouri State Parks offers almost 1,000 miles of managed trails.
- Missouri is also the home of the Katy Trail, the longest developed rail-trail in the nation.
Starting on June 1, 2013, the Department of Health and Seniors Services and the Governor’s Office are challenging Missourians to complete “100 Missouri Miles” of physical activity by the end of the year. Just visit the challenge website at www.100missourimiles.com to get started! The website includes an official registry, a mileage tracker, health tips (including for seniors) a directory of trails (and their length) and an event calendar of upcoming outdoor Missouri events.