Here it is, the soon-to-be much coveted Take the Lake X-TREME! winner's banner!
We have long promoted Take the Lake as not being a race, and insist that everyone who completes one of the four Personal Endurance Challenges is a winner.
But not so with TTL-X!, where participants attempt to complete all four PECs in a single day. At this event, the Saturday before Take the Lake, there is one winner, and the
rest are all just whiny, admiring wimps.
OK, wimps who have done something pretty darned impressive, so all finishers do get a handsome "trophy" displaying all three John A. McNeill Awards, the Lee J. Greer Award and a fifth TTL-X! Award.
But, to the winner goes the banner, and to make it all the more sweeter, all participants will sign this banner before the race, and one person will take it home with him, and he will forever bask in the glory of the "non-winners" who's names now adorn the wall of his living room, or garage, or man-cave, or closet...
A second banner will grace the walls of a local public place, so everyone who visits will gaze with admiration at the name of the winner, and the names of the others who wish they could be him.
By the way, we do mean "him," as no woman has yet registered for TTL-X!. Haven't had any young people yet, and by that we mean in their teens or twenties. Actually, most TTL-X! participants are in their late 40s and early 50s. Stop by Saturday and give the old men a cheer or two!
Hurricane Irene is heading toward the U.S., and they say it is expected to land right in the Carolinas, so we're considering postponing TTL-X! and are keeping in our thoughts all who lay victim to this storm.
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Take the Lake would not be possible without our generous sponsors. Thank you for supporting fitness and good health in our community!
Columbus Regional Healthcare
The John A. McNeill Family
Baldwin Woods Gynecology ATMC
Council Tool Company
Friends of Rube McCrae Memorial Library
Southeastern Comm. College
Baldwin Woods Pharmacy
Columbus Cty Health Dept
Dale's Seafood Restaurant
Powell and Powell Law
Sam’s Pit Stop
Southern Veterinary Hospital
Special Service Sponsors
Body Shapers Fitness Center
Herald's Office Supplies
Lake Time Vintiques
The News Reporter
Take a few minutes and reel through the years of Take the Lake, as we review the many themes and posters that have helped make fitness more fun in Columbus County! Click here
After spending several years at the very bottom of the County Health Ranking -- as the least healthy county in all of North Carolina -- we have improved our lifestyles enough to move up to 96, and we are proud to be so healthy!
Look at this!
The Weigh We Were - Photos and stories of people who have lost 100 lbs or more -- incredible and inspiring!
DID YOU KNOW...
that the second-most-popular Boy Scout merit badge in the U.S. is for Swimming? And the ninth-most-popular is Personal Fitness? Yes!
Six girls complete
all four PECs.
Are you ready?
movies -- please!
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