January 23, 2019
In this episode, we focus on the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail, which surpassed 100,000 annual uses in 2018, up 38% over 2017. We interview volunteers at a trail work day, and talk with Mitch Kennedy, Community Services Director at the City of Spartanburg, about the role the trail plays...
November 16, 2018
By Phillip Stone, former PAL board member
Running in the Turkey Day 8k has become part of my Thanksgiving tradition.
I first ran in the 8k in 2010, and I’ve been in it every year since. I use the word “run” loosely, since I usually start off running and somewhere about...
October 24, 2018
By Laura Ringo, Executive Director at Partners for Active Living
Over the last two months Partners for Active Living’s board of directors has spent time exploring the meaning behind our name, specifically the word ‘partners’. Our discussion included –
September 21, 2018
Foodshare SC is an innovative program that provides fresh produce to families, especially those who receive supplemental nutrition assistance or SNAP. The program has been expanding since its inception in 2015 and has distributed more than 23,000 fresh food boxes in several South Carolina...
August 24, 2018
Most Tuesday evenings for the last couple of years, you’ll find me running with the RJ Rockers Run Club. This event, hosted by PAL and RJ Rockers, has become one of my can’t-miss dates.
There are usually 20 or so runners who take on the 3-mile course with an option to add a mile. The...
June 22, 2018
It’s safe to say that, while we look forward to long, relaxing summer days, it’s easy to fall into the summertime slump and let your active lifestyle take a backseat. Well, we don’t want that to happn to you! Here are some great ways to stay active and get out and about this...
May 3, 2018
On Saturday morning, April 28 my feet hurt so badly that I could hardly walk. In fact, I avoided getting up because I knew the pain was coming. What was the whine-inducing activity? The day before my colleagues at Partners for Active Living and I (along with a TON of amazing volunteers and board...
March 23, 2018
Despite a few recent frosty mornings, summer will be here before you know it. Staying active in summer is important for everyone. Spartanburg County has plenty of opportunities to be active, indoors and out, for all ages. Here are just a few.