Still Time to Join Ballston Spa Walk for Health Challenge

July 30 wellness fair, farmers’ market, raffle planned for Wiswall Park
July 12, 2005
The foot race continues between Assemblyman Jim Tedisco and Ballston Spa Mayor John Romano to determine who will walk the most miles in the Ballston Spa Walk for Health Challenge. Tedisco (R,C,I-Schenectady-Saratoga) and Romano joined forces with Saratoga on the Move, Ballston Spa National Bank and McDonald’s to promote healthier lifestyles in the Ballston Spa Central School District.

"Every morning before I leave home I put my pedometer on and start walking," said Tedisco. "Each day I try to walk more miles than I did the day before. With all of the picnics I’ve attended and the great food served, it’s a good thing the Walk for Health Challenge has helped me establish a better walking routine."

Tedisco said there’s still time for residents to participate in the challenge. Program brochures are available at Mayor Romano’s Front Street office and McDonald’s in Ballston Spa, as well as Ballston Spa National Bank, where officials are also distributing special Walk for Health Challenge water bottles. Brochures also are available by calling Assemblyman Tedisco’s office at (518) 370-2812.

At challenge end, program sponsors will host a wellness fair on Saturday, July 30 at Wiswall Park in the village of Ballston Spa. The event will feature a raffle for challenge participants, a farmers’ market and representatives from various organizations focusing on health issues.

"I encourage all residents to get involved in the challenge," said Tedisco. "While you’re at it, check out the new fitness trail in Ballston Spa. The trail is a half-mile mile long, and stretches from Ballston Spa’s Old Iron Spring to the Chocolate Factory."