Mayor Benjamin to launch #ColumbiaWeighIn challenge on March 1
Feb 22, 2018

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin officially launched the #ColumbiaWeighsIn challenge March 1, which challenges the City of Columbia to lose 25,000 pounds collectively between March 1 and June 1.

“We are excited to embark on a three-month health and wellness journey that will not only change the width of our waistbands but will also change the lives of the people of Columbia,” said Mayor Benjamin. “Weight loss is more than just shedding a few pounds – it’s about taking better care of the one body you were given and seeing how diet, exercise and healthy thinking can impact the other areas of your life.”

Those interested in participating in the challenge can sign up on the website at

Throughout the three months, there will be “weigh ins” where participants will report their current total weight loss. 

At the end of the three months, the City will host Columbia Weighs In Day to calculate the total amount of weight the city lost collectively.

For more information, contact Lauren Harper at [email protected]