BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - In keeping with a longstanding Brunswick County tradition, students from all elementary schools will compete this week in the 23rd annual Project Fitness.
Project Fitness, the brainchild of Nelson Best and Ron Champion, began in 1990 as a high school event. Over the years the fun trickled into the middle and elementary schools. While track and field has now replaced the event in secondary schools, the tradition continues each year for elementary students.
The event is a fun field day that showcases the best of the best in the following fitness events: one-mile run, 800 meter run, 600 meter run, 400 meter run, 100 yard dash, 50 yard dash, the standing long jump, pull ups, flex arm hang, and 4 x 100 relay.
Students compete in two age categories, 8-9 year olds and 10+.
The event begins at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 2 at South Brunswick High School.