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During the month of March, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Whitewater and Watertown will compete for the title of “Strongest Community” in a joint campaign coordinated by the city’s parks and recreation departments.

Jefferson County’s Parks and Recreation Departments have joined forces in a Wisconsin-wide effort that involves approximately 30 communities.

The challenge will run from March 1st to March 31st and all ages are invited to take part.

The teams will consist of residents of one parish who will compete against residents of the other parishes.

The organizers recommend that participants shoot for a personal goal of 200 minutes of physical activity per week. Any physical activity counts as a challenge, including biking, skiing, snowshoeing, dancing, swimming, or even shoveling.

Participants are asked to submit weekly totals by 10 a.m. every Monday so that the parks and recreation departments in these communities can settle the total for their team that afternoon.

The community totals are then made available to the public so people can see how the communities compete against each other.

Participants will submit their activity logs based on the honor system each week using an online form found at

Registration is possible on the website of the parks and leisure department of each municipality.

Registration costs USD 10 per person and the registration deadline is March 14th.

However, those who sign up in early March have more days to record their logs.

All participants receive a t-shirt and the most active community wins a trophy.