The Pure Michigan FITness Series is a new program that builds off the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports Endorsement Program.
The Pure Michigan FITness Series is attempting to redefine fitness by creating a network of physical activity events throughout Michigan that are accessible to all Michigan residents. The goal of the series is to connect organizations that support health and wellness opportunities for their community with the resources and tools of Pure Michigan FIT.
Nearly a dime out of every medicare dollar is due to physical inactivity
To encourage physical activity and foster community, the Pure Michigan FITness Series endorses local, regional and state events that are consistent with the Council’s mission to Get Michigan on its Feet. The Pure Michigan FITness Series encourages physical activity events that provide opportunities for all ages and skill levels to compete. The program currently endorses more than 400 events, reaching nearly 400,000 participants.
Living a physically active life can yield long-term health benefits and individuals who are physically active experience lower rates of heart disease, stroke, obesity, certain types of cancer, osteoporosis and depression.
Having an event endorsed under the Pure Michigan FITness Series is easy. Any organization hosting a physical activity event is eligible to submit an endorsement application. The review committee will consider application criteria related to the safety and well being of participants, qualifications of event organizers and officials, proper emergency procedures and maximum participation opportunities.
An added benefit for those individuals participating in an event endorsed by the Pure Michigan FITness Series is that they are eligible to enter the lottery for the annual Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Run.
Enjoy using the Event Finder to view a list of Pure Michigan FITness Series events or filter by date, keyword, city, or county!
Submit an Event
If you are an event organizer and would like to submit your event for consideration, you can now submit your application online. If you have questions, or to instead submit a paper application, please contact Tricia Fraas at email@example.com or (517) 347-7891.
The endorsement committee will review your application, assess your event based on the criteria listed, and determine its eligibility. You will be notified within 2-3 weeks of your application whether your event qualifies.