The Governor’s Fitness Awards
The Governor’s Fitness Awards were created in 2007 to celebrate and recognize individuals, communities, and organizations in Michigan that lead by example and that have gone above and beyond to promote health. Each April, finalists are recognized at a legislative reception at the Capitol and then winners are announced at our annual gala event that same evening. This emotionally inspiring event is one you will not want to miss.
Where: Lansing, MI
The first Wednesday of every May, more than 300,000 children statewide exercise all at the same time. In collaboration with Farm Bureau Insurance, we are proud to host Project ACES — All Children Exercise Simultaneously. For one hour on ACES day, children from more than 1,000 schools across the state perform a variety of exercises, learning about the importance of physical activity and that moving can be fun!
Bike to School Day
Bike to School Day is an annual celebration that builds from the success of Walk to School Day. Bike to School Day encourages students to get out and get active on their way to school. Schools can participate by registering with the Safe Routes to School program and by promoting the event to students, parents, and community members.
Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Run
Running the 4.3 miles across the majestic Mackinac Bridge at dawn on Labor Day makes for a bucket list experience any runner should covet. The run was created in 2004 as a unique way to kick off the Labor Day Bridge Walk and is now the only opportunity to run across the Mighty Mac. Participants will revel in magnificent sunrise views as they run across one of Michigan’s most recognized landmarks.
Where: The Mackinac Bridge
Walk to School Day
Walk to School Day is an international event celebrated each October to encourage walkable communities. Created in 1997 by the Partnership for a Walkable America, it has grown to become an international event that takes place in more than 40 countries worldwide. In Michigan, thousands of students from more than 300 schools participate in Walk to School Day events annually.