Baptist Health System & Tenet Healthcare Foundation donate $100,000 to support 300 Miles

Presented by the YMCA of Greater San Antonio, Baptist Health System, and Tenet Healthcare Foundation in partnership with the Tricentennial Commission

The Tricentennial Commission in partnership with Baptist Health System, Tenet Healthcare Foundation, and the YMCA of Greater San Antonio is proud to present 300 Miles Quest. Generously sponsored by Baptist, 300 Miles Quest challenges and encourages the community to celebrate San Antonio’s 300th anniversary by making history one mile at a time! Participants are challenged to complete 300 miles of walking, running, swimming, biking, or comparable activities.

Initial registration is required at an ActivTrax kiosk at any of the 12 YMCA branches listed below. 300 Miles Quest ends on December 31, 2018.

After the onsite registration, participants can log their miles and activity through the ActivTrax website or mobile app. Along with walking, running, and cycling, group exercise activities can also be tracked and counted toward the 300 miles goal. You do not have to be a member of the YMCA to register for 300 Miles Quest and participation is free.

On your mark. Get set. Go!


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This challenge kicks off at the City Manager’s 5K Run on October 22, 2017, and ends on December 31, 2018. Baptist Health System donated $100,000 to the Tricentennial for the 300 Miles program, which will enhance the commemorative year by igniting the community to participate in local 5ks, join running groups and take family walks, for example.

“At Baptist Health System, we understand firsthand the long-term importance of leading a healthy lifestyle, which is why we are proud to support the Tricentennial 300 Miles program, which will challenge our community to walk, run or bike 300 miles over the next seven months,” said Kristen Lemus, RN, Chief Nursing Officer for Baptist Health System. “We’re looking forward to a terrific celebration of our city’s magnificent 300-year history. At Baptist, we are humbled to have been a part of this storied history for the last century and are looking forward to the next.”

“Partners like the YMCA of Greater San Antonio and Baptist Health System will ensure that the Tricentennial makes an impact on our community that goes far beyond what we do in 2018,” said Edward Benavides, CEO of the Tricentennial Commission. “These fitness activities will leave a legacy of happier, healthier lives for years to come.”


In 2018, San Antonio will mark its 300th anniversary: a rare, historic event that will be remembered for generations. The Tricentennial Commission, a public nonprofit, leads the way in celebrating and commemorating our 300 years by developing a year of educational, artistic, and entertaining events. As San Antonio takes the world’s stage, key initiatives include: History & Education, Arts & Culture, Community Service, and Commemorative Week. The yearlong commemoration will celebrate our memorable past and propel us into our equally remarkable future. You are invited to join our community and be a part of the next chapter in San Antonio’s legendary story.


Baptist Health System is a trusted provider of hospital, health and wellness services in San Antonio and South Texas. The System includes seven acute-care hospitals (Baptist Medical Center, Mission Trail Baptist Hospital, North Central Baptist Hospital, Northeast Baptist Hospital, St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital and Baptist Orthopedic Hospital) in San Antonio, and Resolute Health Hospital in New Braunfels, which offer more than 1,700 licensed beds. The hospitals have Accredited Chest Pain and Primary Stroke Center Certifications. The system also includes Baptist Regional Children’s Center, Baptist Breast Center, Baptist Cancer Center, South Texas Lung Institute, Gastrointestinal Cancer Center, and HealthLink fitness and physical rehabilitation centers. Other entities include seven MedPost Urgent Care Centers, seven freestanding Baptist Emergency Hospitals, Baptist Physician Network, Baptist M&S Imaging Centers, Baptist Healthy Solutions community health and wellness programs, ambulatory services, medical office buildings and the Baptist School of Health Professions. The system is part of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, based out of Dallas, Texas.

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