OSWEGO COUNTY – The Oswego County Healthy Miles Coalition continues to encourage residents to get out and enjoy the wide variety of trail networks and nature parks the county has to offer. The group presents a “Take A Hike Healthy Selfie Contest” to celebrate National “Take a Hike” Day on Sunday, Nov. 17.
“The annual event was designed to get people outdoors for fresh air and exercise while taking in some beautiful views of the landscape,” said Virginia Bough, Program Specialist, Oswego County Opportunities. “We realize the weather here changes quickly and a one-day event is not enough for people to connect with nature in this beautiful season. So we have extended it to a month-long period and added a fun contest.”
The “Take A Hike Healthy Selfie Contest” begins Saturday, Oct. 12 and continues through Sunday, Nov. 17. The kick-off event will be at the Oswego YMCA, 265 W. First St., at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13.
To participate the contest, people are asked to simply take a selfie of themselves while walking on a trail in Oswego County. The selfie must contain a recognizable trail marker or identifier to qualify. Then post it to Facebook page of Oswego County Opportunities’ Rural Health Network of Oswego County at www.facebook.com/OCORHN. Each “healthy selfie” will be entered in the contest.
“Regular exercise improves our overall health and can enhance our quality of life,” said Oswego County Public Health Director Jiancheng Huang. “The Oswego County Healthy Miles