Fitness marathons to benefit Relay for Life

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By Laura Lewis, Reporter

Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center at Brunswick Community College has scheduled several fitness marathons next week to benefit Relay for Life.

Those who are up for the fitness challenge are invited to participate. They just need to sign up ahead of time and pay varying registration fees that will be donated to Relay for Life.

The events are every year right before Relay for Life, said Neil Smeigh, fitness specialist at the fitness & aquatics center.


Swim, run, walk

Swim, run and walk-a-thons are scheduled next Thursday and Friday, April 26-27. All proceeds will go to benefit Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. The registration fee is $7 for fitness center members, $10 for non-members and $5 for children ages 17 and younger. Fee includes refreshments and prizes.

Participants who have signed up will come to the fitness center anytime during those two days to take part in their chosen activities, Smeigh said.


Zumba fitness party

If Latin-style Zumba dance exercise is more your thing, a Zumba Fitness Party for Relay for Life is scheduled 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the fitness & aquatics center. The cost is a $10 donation.

Zumba fitness party organizer Ashlyn Burke, assistant athletic director and head women’s basketball coach at Brunswick Community College, said they would have Zumba instructors from throughout Brunswick County.

There will also be raffles, prizes and face painting for kids.



If you love spinning on a stationary or regular mobile bicycle, 100-minute Spin-a-thons are scheduled for 5:30-7:10 p.m. next Wednesday, April 25, and from 8:30-10:10 a.m. Friday, April 27 at the fitness center.

Registration is $10 for fitness center members and $15 for non-members. Donations and pledges are accepted at the front desk.

All proceeds from each event will go to benefit Brunswick County Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.

For more information about next week’s marathons, call the fitness center at (910) 846-BFIT (2348).


Laura Lewis is a staff writer at the Beacon. Reach her at 754-6890 or email llewis@brunswickbeacon.com.