Mayor's Fitness Challenge City vs. City Press Conference

Press Conference

North Adams Mayor Alcombright Challenges Pittsfield’s Mayor Bianchi to a Mayor’s Fitness Challenge


Monday, April 13th, at 10:00am

North Adams City Hall

City Council Chambers


North Adams, MA- On Monday, April 13th, at 10:00am, Mayor Alcombright will officially “Challenge” Mayor Bianchi to a fun and friendly competition for the 2015 Mayor’s Fitness Challenge.  The North Adams vs. Pittsfield Challenge will be the first of its kind.

 With north Berkshire Mass in Motion’s new collaboration with Be Well Berkshires, this is a fun and motivating opportunity to bring together these two Mass In Motion/Be Well Berkshire communities together, working to achieve a common goal of increasing the overall health and wellness of the two cities. The Mayor’s Fitness Challenge was a huge success in North Adams last year; this year’s city v. city challenge creates a unique and fun twist to the Challenge. Monday’s press conference will provide an opportunity for the media to capture the official “Challenge” proposed by Mayor Alcombright, as well as asking questions about the Kick-off event, how the Challenge will work, how the Challenge benefits the community or any other questions pertaining to the 2015 Mayor’s Fitness Challenge.

This event has been organized by the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition’s Mass in Motion, Be Well Berkshires, the Healthy Pittsfield Partnership, the City of North Adams, and the City of Pittsfield.

 For additional information, please contact Amanda Chilson at (413) 663-7588

 The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in Northern Berkshire County, Massachusetts by organizing, supporting, and empowering the community. It places particular emphasis on strengthening neighborhoods and community life; preventing alcohol/substance abuse; fostering economic development; mitigating poverty; supporting positive youth development and building bridges between residents and service agencies. For information visit

Be Well Berkshires, is a Mass in Motion initiative, which promotes healthy eating and active living. For more information on Mass in Motion, please visit or