RELEASE DATE: June 10, 2022
MONTEREY COUNTY – The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) is pleased to announce the winners of the “Move It Monterey County” Challenge, which began on April 18th and ended on May 31st.
The goal of the challenge presented by the Transportation Agency in co-sponsorship with Blue Zones Monterey County and MY Museum, was to encourage anyone who lives, works, or attends school in Monterey County to get out and move their bodies for health, mind, and community.
Participants competed in individuals, teams, schools, and worksites competitions to win prizes valued at more than $7, 000 by earning point for any bike, walk, bus or carpool trip to work, school, shopping or just for fun. Prizes giveaways include gift cards to local businesses, bicycles, scooters, skateboards, bike/skateboard racks and an electric bike for the winning worksite.
The winners of the “Move It Monterey County” Challenge in each of the following categories are:
1st Place: Katie Hirahara
2nd Place: Mary Skipwith
3rd Place: Nona Childress
City of Monterey Roaming and Rambling
· Linda Tulett
· Alicia Salas
· Alexandra Doherty
· Karin Salameh
· Clementine Klein
North County High School
In total, nearly 100 participants of the “Move It Monterey County” Challenge logged a total of 2,904 trips, for a total of 18,419 miles, burned 0.7 million calories and saved $10,000 by not driving, and save 6.6 tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
The “Move It Monterey County" Challenge supports the Transportation Agency’s Active Transportation Plan, Safe Routes to School Program and G0831 Smart Commute Program. TAMC, along with Blue Zones Monterey County encourages Monterey County to keep moving this summer and to join them in the October “Commute Challenge” this fall!
The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) is responsible for investing in regional transportation projects for Monterey County residents, businesses and visitors. The mission of TAMC is to develop and maintain a multimodal transportation system that enhances mobility, safety, access, environment quality and economic activities in Monterey County. For more information visit www.tamcmonterey.org or call 831.775.0903.
Go831 is a countywide rideshare program sponsored by the Transportation Agency for Monterey County aimed at reducing traffic and improving air quality and health by encouraging smart commuting instead of driving solo. The program is offered for free to employers and commuters in Monterey County. To learn more about Go831 or how to participate in the program, contact Ariana Green at firstname.lastname@example.org or Theresa Wright @email@example.com or call 831.755.0903.
Blue Zones Project Monterey County (BZPMC) is a community-wide well-being improvement initiative to help make healthy choices easier for everyone in our community. For more information visit www.montereycounty.bluezonesproject.com or call 831.775.0903.
The Monterey County Youth Museum provides an environment where curiosity and creativity flourish, while both children and adults discover the thrill of lifelong learning. MY Museum is located at 428 Washington Street, Monterey, CA 93940. For more information, visit, www.mymuseum.org, call 831.649.6444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.