Williamson County launches May fitness, reading program

Residents are encouraged to walk, run and get outside while listening to audiobooks this May. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Residents are encouraged to walk, run and get outside while listening to audiobooks this May. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Residents are encouraged to walk, run and get outside while listening to audiobooks this May. (Courtesy Fotolia)

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.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.