How will you Take the Lake in 2021?
Back by popular demand...the Take the Lake Challenge.
In 2020, COVID caused us to make some modifications to our traditional Take the Lake event. We heard such great feedback about the 2020 event, that we have decided to "Bring Back the Fun in 21" with a virtual event.
We know you might be pretty bummed we can't have an in-person event, and we are, too. We are all about hosting a safe and healthy event, and we are just not comfortable, at this point, to plan for and host a large scale event. But, we are not going to let that stop us from getting outside and working on our personal fitness challenges virtually with friends and family near and far this summer.
How can I participate in Take the Lake Challenges?
Take the Lake is all about you and working toward your own personal fitness goal and journey.
Our traditional events such walk, run, hike, paddle, swim, and rowing are definitely in the mix since they are the core of our traditional in-person events. But don't rule at dance, a fitness class, or Cross-Fit...the sky is the limit..just get out and get moving! Log your miles each day and track your miles on our virtual map to see exactly where you are on the route whether it’s in the state park, Waccamaw Shores, or Canal Cove Rd, etc. We encourage everyone at every fitness level to participate. Gather your friends and family to "Take the Lake" virtually from all over the world. If you have health issues, have never exercised before, or it’s been a long time since you participated in physical activities, we recommend you get medical clearance before you start a fitness program.
What type of exercise miles can I log?
Walk, run, hike, bike, swim, row, paddle OR use our exercise conversion chart to convert your movement minutes to miles.
How long is the Take the Lake Challenge?
15 Days! Why 15 days? Because it is 15 miles around the lake. Challenge yourself to move 1 mile a day and you will have made one loop around the lake in 15 days. Challenge yourself to move 2 miles a day and you will have made 2 loops around the lake in 15 days! You get the idea...how far will you go in 15 days.
How do I submit my miles?
Check out the FAQ page for instructions on logging your miles, converting exercise minutes to miles and downloading your digital bib.
What is included with my registration?
FREE! Take the Lake is a completely FREE event. You will have the option to purchase a T-shirt or make a donation during registration.
Team Take the Lake. We know family vacations and group gatherings may be canceled for the summer but with Team Take the Lake, you still Take the Lake together from virtually anywhere. Each person on your team will log miles individually, but the miles will add together to for a team total. We have three team options to select from: Run/Walk Only, Bike Only, A Little Bit of Everything Option.
NEW FOR 2021
TIE DYE! YES! You heard us RIGHT! This year's Tees are Tie Dye and So Much Fun! Be sure to grab one during registration to support Take the Lake. T-shirts are first come, first served, so don't miss out.
Tim and Edna Dowless of locally-owned TLD ScreenPrinting will supply t-shirts again this year. Thank you Tim and Edna!
READY TO REGISTER? Click here to go straight to the site hosting our registration. THANK YOU to the virtually awesome folks at FULL SEND for coordinating Take the Lake 2021. They totally make it happen.
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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!
Thank you to our sponsors!
Columbus Regional Healthcare System
The John A. McNeill Family
Carolina Sports Medicine
Council Tool Company
Friends of Rube McCrae Memorial Library
Hill's Food Stores
Southeastern Community College
Baldwin Woods Pharmacy
Dale's Seafood Restaurant
Powell and Powell Law
Sam’s Pit Stop
Special Service Sponsors
Body Shapers Fitness Center
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!
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?
Visit our Sponsor Page, or Contact us if you would like to be a part of the largest community fitness event in Columbus County!