Healthy living is becoming a habit among South Canterbury residents thanks to the annual Sea2Sea challenge.
More than 2000 people joined the six-week challenge, giving them a chance to adopt a lifestyle of exercise and healthy food.
Sea2Sea, which started in late September and has now ended, encourages participation from every workplace and community group.
The challenge covers 240 kilometres during 40 days, from the Tasman Sea to the shores of Caroline Bay, with just 30 minutes of daily physical activity.
Although participants do not actually make the trip, the amount of physical activity they did during the 40 days equated to the 240km distance.
This year's participants came from more than 125 workplaces, and included at least 25 family groups and 91 who signed up for the event with their doctor.
Sea2Sea Challenge Winners 2012
Category A: Most active small workplace with fewer than 15 staff: Outpatients Department, Timaru Hospital.
Category B: Most active medium workplace with 15 - 49 staff: Martin Wakefield Ltd.
Category C: Most active large workplace with up to 100 staff: SCDHB Primary and Community Services.
Category D: Most active large workplace with more than 100 staff: Timaru District Council.
Most Active School Staffroom: Albury School.
Most Active Medical Practice Staff: Wood Street Surgery, Temuka.
Most Active Early Childhood Centre Staff: Rhona Day Kindergarten.
Fruit and Veg Bonus Points Winners: Timaru Dental Care, Martin Wakefield Ltd, SCDHB Primary and Community Services, Timaru District Council, Temuka Primary School, Rhona Day Kindergarten and Victoria Street Medical Centre.
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