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

SAN ANTONIO, TX (October 13, 2017) The Tricentennial Commission announces its partnership with Baptist Health System, Tenet Healthcare Foundation, and the YMCA of Greater San Antonio to present 300 Miles. Generously sponsored by Baptist, 300 Miles challenges and encourages the community to celebrate San Antonio’s 300th anniversary through fitness. Participants will have seven months to complete 300 miles of walking, running and/or biking.

This challenge kicks off at the City Manager’s 5K Run on October 22, 2017, and it ends at YMCA’s annual Síclovía event on May 6, 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.”

Initial registration is required at an ActivTrax kiosk at any of the 12 YMCA branches listed below. 300 Miles kicks off on October 22, 2017 and ends on May 6, 2018 at the YMCA’s Síclovía. Additional events will be scheduled for onsite registration throughout the initiative.

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 and participation is free.

How to log in to ActivTrax to track your 300 Miles:
• Log in via the website, app or at a YMCA kiosk, using your username and password
• Select “record cardio” and enter the duration of activity
• Continue to the next screen to add in the type of activity completed with the distance in miles or duration of activity
• Enter the date and time then hit “record” activity
Tracking tips:
• Activities are logged in ActivTrax and counted in “points”
• 1 point = 1 mile of running, walking, biking
• The number of miles will automatically calculate to the correct number of points
• Group exercise can also be tracked
Point equivalencies can be entered as follows:
• 1 mile = 1 point
• 30 min cardio session = 2 points
• 1 hour Group Exercise Class (any Group Exercise class) = 4 points
• 30 min Group Exercise Class (any Group Exercise class) = 2 points

Dates for the upcoming 300 Miles events include:

October 22, 2017 – City Manager’s 5K

December 3, 2017 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon – San Antonio

May 6, 2018 – Síclovía 300 Miles Closing Event

Keep up with the Tricentennial and download the Tricentennial App. Get alerts about upcoming events, purchase official SA300 Gear, sign up to become a volunteer and learn about the rich history of San Antonio directly from your mobile device. To download the iPhone app, click here. To download the Android app, click here.

PARTICIPATING YMCA of Greater San Antonio locations with ActivTrax kiosks

Boerne Family YMCA – 820 Adler Rd., Boerne, TX 78006
Davis-Scott Family YMCA – 1213 Iowa, San Antonio, TX 78203
DR Semmes Family YMCA – 3233 N. St. Mary’s, San Antonio, TX 78212
Harvey E Najim Family YMCA – 3122 Roosevelt Ave., San Antonio, TX 78214
Mays Family YMCA at Stone Oak – 21654 Blanco Rd., San Antonio, TX 78260
Mays Family YMCA at Potranco – 8765 Hwy 151 Access Rd., San Antonio, TX 78245
New Braunfels Family YMCA – 710 Landa St., New Braunfels, TX 78130
Schertz Family YMCA – 621 Westchester, Schertz, TX 78154
Thousand Oaks Family YMCA – 16103 Henderson Pass, San Antonio, TX 78232
Walzem Family YMCA – 5538 Walzem Rd., San Antonio, TX 78218
Westside Family YMCA – 2900 Ruiz, San Antonio, TX 78228
YMCA of OP Schnabel Park – 9606 Bandera Rd., San Antonio, TX 78250

About the San Antonio Tricentennial:

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. Visit www.sanantonio300.org for more information.

About Baptist Health System:

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.

This New Year’s Eve Fundraiser Gala will take place at the Hilton Palacio del Rio. It will move, inspire, and engage you while igniting excitement for our City’s Tricentennial celebrations. This milestone event is designed to develop and share a deeper understanding of the spectacular ceremonious events and diverse cultures to be highlighted in 2018.

Building on the City’s rich history this ball, Countdown 2-1-Oh!, sets the stage and the gold standard for every event that will follow. Bringing together civic leaders and community members to become vested in our 300-year celebration and beyond, this event will touch hearts and minds encouraging Alamo City residents to join in this once in a lifetime experience. To purchase your tickets click here.



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