The Williamson County Public Library System, the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department and the University of Tennessee Extension Office have partnered to encourage residents to spend the next month getting fit while reading more books.
The county will launch the May Marathon Challenge May 1-31 in which residents will run or walk the distance of a full marathon throughout the month.
Residents who listen to audiobooks while completing the challenge can also enter the library's Beanstack program to earn tickets for weekly prize drawings.
“We are all looking for ways to make exercising fun plus encourage people to read and explore Williamson County,” WCPLS Adult Services Manager Jeffie Nicholson said in a release. “There will be a weekly prize drawing for everyone who walks or runs seven miles. People who complete activities in the library’s Beanstack program can earn another entry towards prizes.”
Registration, which is free, is required to participate in the program.
Residents can find more information about the challenge here.