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5/30/2016

FHN Miles And Minutes is Back – Make Your Exercise Count This Summer!

5/30/2016

Summer softball and volleyball leagues, other summer exercise, and even everyday physical activity like gardening can pay off in prizes for area schools this summer with FHN's popular Miles And Minutes program.

Miles And Minutes began Sunday, May 29 and runs through Sunday, August 28 and encourages participants to be active and log various types of physical activity to win prize money for the school of their choice.

The competition is online-only and there is no charge to participate. Anyone 12 years and older can participate, including student athletes.

Registration and the competition rules, as well as information about how miles will be calculated to determine the winning school systems, is available at www.fhn.org/milesandminutes. A mobile site is available to make it easier to log exercise from a mobile phone or tablet. The mobile link is available on the login page.

A calculator on the website will automatically convert minutes of almost any type of physical activity into miles. This will make it easy to follow the competition, and prizes will be awarded in miles in two categories:

• School system with the most average "miles" logged per participant
• School system with the most "miles" total

The program normalizes miles based on the number of students in each school system to help ensure that all schools have an equal chance to win, no matter their size or how many participants they enlist. First prize for each category is $2,000, second prize is $1,000 and third prize is $500. Prize money will be awarded in September.

Participants from any zip code can support any school system, so family members in Lena, for example, can designate their miles to the River Ridge school system if they wish. Running totals will be displayed on the website and reported throughout the summer, and you can keep up with what's happening on Miles And Minutes Facebook page (www.facebook.com/FhnMilesAndMinutes) and on Twitter @MilesAndMinutes