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Million calories get burned, event again reaches its goal

Two of the participants in the Million Calorie Burn in New Richmond who earned Family Fresh gift cards were Vicki Derrick (left) and Beth Gunsallus (right). Submitted photo

The Million Calorie Burn challenge was again a success. The goal of burning 1 million calories was achieved.

This year, Family Fresh donated five $100 gift cards to be handed out in a drawing for participants of the Million Calorie Burn event. Everyone who entered calories for the event was entered in the drawing, and if you participated in one of the seven events held during the week you got an extra entry.

Overall, there were 168 individuals who participated to helped to reach the goal; those individuals burned a total of 486,476 combined calories. The high school sports teams also recorded their calories for the week and added an extra 1,990,375 calories. This brought our total calories burned to 2,476,851 calories burned in one week.

The MCB organizers thank everyone who helped reach our goal. By achieving the goal, Westfields Hospital and Clinic, Edward Jones, and the Centre are combining their efforts to donate $6,000 to the New Richmond Trails and Pathways committee.

Plans are already underway for the third annual Million Calorie Burn in New Richmond next year.

Dave Newman

Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.

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