Set the Pace Challenge

By Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Win $10,000 for your community! 

Could your community use a new park, playground or trail to promote physical activity?

Take the Set the Pace challenge and participate in the Grand Blue Mile on April 23 for a chance to win $10,000 for your community to use on a project that promotes safe and accessible places in which to be active.


As part of the Set the Pace challenge, participation in Grand Blue Mile will be tracked via the ZIP code of each registrant and will be weighed against their community’s total population. The community with the highest percentage of participants will be awarded the $10,000.

In 2018, Lohrville residents rallied together to Set the Pace and complete a walking and cycling trail that will benefit their community for years to come.


READ THE STORY: Lohrville completes trail with $10,000 grant from Wellmark 

Now you can help your community rise to the challenge! All you have to do is register and participate in the Grand Blue Mile on April 23. Youth and adult registrations are available for $15 and $20, respectively, with all proceeds benefiting Iowa Kidstrong youth fitness programs and the historic Drake Relays.  

Register now at, and encourage family, friends and neighbors to join the challenge!

Eat Well. Move More. Feel Better.

Whether you walk, jog or run the Grand Blue Mile, you’re investing in your health. That sounds simple, yet obesity and lifestyle diseases are still on the rise.

5210Do your part by making 5-2-1-0 your goal — 5 or more fruits and vegetables a day, 2 hours or less of screen time, 1 hour or more of physical activity and 0 sugary drinks. Participating in the Grand Blue Mile and living the 5-2-1-0 lifestyle are fun and easy ways to feel better and stay healthy.

For more information on 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! and staying healthy, visit the 5-2-1-0 portion of our website.

Together, we can make 2019 our healthiest year yet!