The Pure Michigan FITness Series is a new program that builds off the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports Endorsement Program.
Pure Michigan FITness Series Endorsement
The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports is working to Get Michigan Back on Its Feet by promoting the health benefits of physical activity and creating behavior-changing programs that equip Michigan citizens to lead physically active lifestyles. Those who are physically active experience lower rates of health problems such as heart disease, stroke or obesity compared to those who are inactive. Not only will you be healthier, you will also feel healthier and be more engaged in your local community.
To this end, the Governor’s Council created the Pure Michigan FITness Series, a program that endorses local, regional and state events that are consistent with the Council’s mission to promote healthy choices while offering a physical activity event that is open to all participants, regardless of skill level or age. The event review committee considers 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 endorsement from the Pure Michigan FITness Series gives each event the Governor’s Council’s seal of approval, and allows the event to use the Pure Michigan FITness Series logo for promotional materials. The Pure Michigan FITness Series also provides resources for event directors and participants to promote and improve the overall experience of their events as well as to learn more about healthy living activities. In addition, event organizers will be connected to the Pure Michigan FIT network, which offers additional resources and 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!