The Mississippi Primary Care Association (MPHCA), in conjunction with its 20 Community Health Center members (MS-CHC), presents the 65 x 65 Obesity Challenge. We recognize obesity as an epidemic in Mississippi that contributes to the chronic health conditions resulting in decreased lifestyle mobility and
increased health care costs. MPHCA is taking a long-term approach to reduce weight and increase healthy lifestyles by launching an initiative to move 65,000 Mississippians out of obesity by 2065.
The 20x65x65 Race – One Step Forward, Two Less Bites is a multi-city race and health fair. The 20x65x65 feature race is being held at the MS. Sports Hall of Fame in Jackson, MS with race distances of 5k and 10k in support of the 3 Metro Area community health centers. At the same time as the feature race, up to 17 other 5k races are being held throughout Mississippi at community health centers making this the largest multi-race of its kind.