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Community Challenge Event Sparks Excitement to Get Healthy


Second Debut of the CaroMont Community Challenge--A Great Success!

Sunny weather and lots of fun activities marked the second annual CaroMont Community Challenge on Saturday, May 16 with more than 1,000 participants. Runners, walkers and even strollers were welcomed onto the course at Stuart W. Cramer High School in Belmont.

“We were impressed by the community’s response to the event this year,” said Doug Luckett, President and CEO at CaroMont Health. “It is encouraging to see people engaged in their health and taking great strides to get active!”

From cardio hip-hop to the blender bike challenge, there were plenty of wellness activities and family-friendly entertainment to go around! Celebrity guest, Leonard Hamilton, men’s basketball coach at Florida State University, Masters of Ceremony, Jesse Cole with the Gastonia Grizzlies and Brian Rushing with Belmont Abbey Athletics pumped the crowd with their light-hearted banter and show-stopping talents.

Awards were given out to the top male and female overall run finishers in their age category. Additionally, the first, second and third place medals were awarded to the top participants in the Let Me Run competition. For the first time this year, students in grades 9-12 put their athletic abilities to the test in the sports combine event. Nearly 50 athletes were timed in various elements in football and volleyball.

All race results can be found on the event page at www.caromont To view more event photos, please visit us on on Facebook @CaroMontHealth.

The event raised more than $12,000 that will go to support Gaston County Schools Robotics Program. Thank you to all of our sponsors. To view the complete list of sponsors, please visit www.caromont

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