As part of its vision for a healthier community, CRMC is also posing a challenge for youth age 17 and younger to get them more active and develop life-long fitness habits. The goal of the challenge is to decrease the percentage of students who describe themselves as overweight/obese by increasing their physical activity. The health challenge is based on exercising a collective number of miles to reach a community goal.

Named March the Mississippi, youth will walk, hike or run along the Mississippi River State Water Trail from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico and back, a total of 4,700 miles.

miles to go!


Open to Crow Wing County youth age 17 and younger

Registration closes April 15, 2019


Grand prize is mountain bike

Winner to be drawn at random of all participants and announced June 22 at CRMC’s Breezy Point Clinic grand opening

$500 donation will also be made to the physical education department for the school with the highest per-student-mileage average during the challenge


Provide contact information and create a user name. You will track your miles on this site with the user name you establish