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The 2011 Active Adult Challenge is off to a great start, with 700 athletes and 250 volunteers participating.
This year, 10 percent of the athletes are from outside the gates of Sun City Hilton Head, which Cherie Bronsky reports is double compared to last year.
"The competition is up," said Bronksy, who is Sun City Hilton Head's fitness director and one of the organizers of the Active Adult Challenge.
New this year is the one mile walk, and for the triple challenge, electronic timing was used at the start and finish. So, for the 191 walkers, it didn't matter where they were in the pack at the start.
The events opened with a "meet the sponsors" and goodie bag pickup on Oct. 21, followed by a parade of athletes, torch lighting and pep rally. The closing ceremony is Nov. 3, with a gourmet pasta meal and presentation of individual and team awards.