The Mayor of Totnes, Councillor Eleanor Cohen officially opened a new path and launched the town's Camo-Mile Challenge, along with pupils from St John's Primary School, at a community event at South West's Camomile Lawn development recently.
The business unit has created a to link the new homes at Camomile Lawn with Steamer Quay and a mile-long route has been made so people can time themselves.
Entrants can choose if they'll walk, run, or cycle the course and each group will be entered into a draw for a chance to win one of five £200 prizes to their community group/nominated charity/school. There will also be a prize of £200 for the most unusual way to complete the route – anything goes – from unicycle to samba dancing!
Brian Deacon, sales and marketing director for South West, said: "The launch was a huge success. Councillors, residents and local business people joined the 40 pupils at the inaugural event to open the new path and walk the Camo-Mile route, with refreshments provided by local company, The Kitchen Table."
Brian added: "The new path will benefit the whole of Totnes as it provides easy access to town and encourages people to leave their cars at home. We've been thrilled to welcome school children, the Totnes Ramblers, Totnes RFC and the Alzheimer's Association to name a few, and we're encouraging others to take part."
The Mayor of Totnes, Councillor Eleanor Cohen said: "I was extremely pleased to open the path and see the local community enjoying it. It's a wonderful link that benefits the whole of Totnes and I expect it will be very popular."
Sarah Cate, deputy headteacher at St John's Primary School said: "The children from Totnes St John's were thrilled to be invited to the launch of the Camo-Mile and embraced the challenge with enthusiasm, even the uphill climb! The walk way is fantastic for enabling people to access the river and the challenge was a brilliant way to involve the community in the opening of the path. The children received healthy snacks and a goodie bag on completion of the challenge and returned to school content and very pleased with their achievement, after walking it in a speedy 12 minutes and 54 seconds. I am sure we will take the opportunity to use the path to access the riverside for future learning."
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