KING CITY — The team from City of King was among the fall winners of the Move It Monterey County Challenge, which occurred Oct. 1-31.
Presented by Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) in co-sponsorship with Blue Zones Monterey County and MY Museum, the goal of the month-long challenge was to encourage anyone who lives, works or attends school in Monterey County to get out and move their bodies for health, mind and community.
Participants competed in individuals, teams, schools and worksites competitions to win prizes valued at more than $7,000 by earning points for any bike, walk, bus or carpool trip to work, school, shopping or just for fun.
Prize giveaways included gift cards to local businesses, bicycles, scooters, skateboards, bike/skateboard racks and an electric bike for the winning worksite.
City of King’s A-Team, made up of staff members Adriana Granados, Yolanda Cervantes, Yesenia Rivas, Leah Amaya and Elisa Martinez of King City Police Department, won the Team category. Granados and Cervantes also tied for third place in the individuals category.
Other Challenge winners in their respective categories were: Lily Suarez, first place, and Mary Skipwith, second place, individuals; Hartnell College, school; Cal Am, worksite; and Rob Sherlock, random drawing.
In total, 59 participants of the Move It Monterey County Challenge logged a total of 1,870 trips, for a total of 30,468 miles, burned 300,000 calories, saved $8,500 by not driving, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 8.4 tons.
The Challenge supports the Transportation Agency’s Active Transportation Plan, Safe Routes to School Program and Go831 Smart Commute Program.
TAMC, along with Blue Zones Monterey County, encourages Monterey County to keep moving and to join in the spring of 2023 for the next Move It Monterey County Challenge.