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State park issues walking challenge

Friday, December 7, 2012

The 50-Day Challenge at Henry Horton State Park challenges individuals and families to walk 50 miles in 50 days through Feb. 28, 2013.

"Henry Horton State Park is a terrific place to walk, with a variety of hiking trails," said park manager Randy Whitworth. "We hope members of the community will accept our challenge and also cheer on their co-workers, family members and friends to get a jump on a healthy start to 2013."

Interested walkers are asked to visit the Henry Horton State Park office to receive a 50-Day Challenge packet, including information on trail lengths, a record sheet for daily miles and park map. The first 100 participants to register will receive a free T-shirt.

Henry Horton State Parks boasts four great hiking trails and a one-mile picnic area loop that are available for use every day: the Hickory Ridge Loop, the Wilhoite Mill, the Wild Turkey Trail and the Adeline Wilhoite-Horton Nature Trail.

"This time of year is when we generally consume more calories and the 50-Day Challenge will give walkers an opportunity to burn up some of those calories -- all in a beautiful park setting," added Whitworth. "We hope everyone will join us in keeping healthy and fit throughout the holiday season."

Henry Horton is a 1,532-acre state park with four hiking trails. The park offers hours of family enjoyment whether it's swimming in the Olympic-sized pool, fishing along the Duck River, playing volleyball or basketball or just having a picnic. Henry Horton State Park also is well known for its championship 18-hole golf course, inn and cabins, campgrounds and trap and skeet range.

For more information, visit www.tnstateparks.com/HenryHorton.

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