Power walking offers perks

Charleston and the West Virginia Power’s Power Walking 150 event will be one-third of the way complete tonight, and a celebration during the West Virginia Power game at Appalachian Power Park will offer perks for registered participants.

Tonight, those who have registered will receive a $2 discount to the game, and prizes will also be given away during the course of the ballgame. Prizes include three Fit Bits (a health fitness monitor), a gift card from the Charleston Town Center and a prize package from the West Virginia Power.

Also, the 1,000th person to register for Power Walking 150 will receive their own Fit Bit.

Assistant to the Mayor Rod Blackstone, who is also “Toastman” at Power games, said the number of registrations is “very close” to 1,000, meaning the associated prize could be awarded as early as today.

“I’ve been pleased with the response so far as nearly 1,000 people have registered for the program and been walking or running to get healthier this season,” Charleston Mayor Danny Jones said in a press release. “I am grateful to the sponsors who have helped us promote the program and to many more businesses and organizations that have been encouraging their employees and members to get more active and to live healthier lives.”

Power Walking 150 is a program that encourages participants to walk 150 miles in 150 days, coinciding with the West Virginia Power season. A $10 fee covers a commemorative T-shirt for participants who complete the program. Participants also receive free Power tickets for the game on Labor Day.

To register or to learn more about the program, visit www.PowerWalking150.com.

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