McKinney has the goal of becoming the healthiest community in the country, and community leaders encourage all residents to take advantage of healthful events occurring through June 30.

Residents who attend these events -- all part of the McKinney Health Challenge -- can enter for a chance to win an iPad.

Using a passport available for download on the city website at, residents can check in at the Baylor Medical Center at McKinney table at each event. By turning in the passport at the Baylor Medical Center at McKinney Open House on June 30, residents are entered in the drawing.

The McKinney Health Challenge started with Relay for Life on April 27. A new event, Get Fit McKinney, was held May 4 at Ron Poe Stadium.

Other events are upcoming:

  • Bike the Bricks, a criterium bike race, will be held for the third year in Historic Downtown on May 25 hosted by Main Street McKinney. Bike the Bricks is a fast-paced, exciting race for cyclists and spectators.
  • Another cycling event, the 21st annual Collin Classic, starts and finishes at McKinney North High School on Saturday, June 9.
  • Other events in the McKinney Health Challenge include the Historic McKinney Kiwanis Triathlon on May 6 and the Kids Triathlon on May 5.
  • On June 23, the American Heart Association presents the first Heart Chase in McKinney, also held in Historic Downtown.
  • Baylor Health Care System was just named the Healthiest Employer in North Texas by the Dallas Business Journal for the second year. Baylor Medical Center at McKinney will host an open house on June 30 to wrap up the McKinney Health Challenge.

In addition, Cooper Fitness Center in Craig Ranch is offering an opportunity for residents to get more active and healthy during the month of May by trying the center for free. Visit the Cooper Fitness Center at 7910 Collin McKinney Pkwy. or call (214) 383-1000 for more information.

Visit for contest information and rules, and links to information about all of the events in the McKinney Health Challenge.


About the author: Anna Clark is communications and media manager for the City of McKinney.