October 2, 2013


The Huntsville Track Club held a General Meeting on 10/2/13 at the Monte Sano Lodge.  Approximately 100 guests were in attendance to listen to Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle discuss Healthy Huntsville. 


Huntsville is a self-insured city government and the Healthy Huntsville initiative was initially started to make city employees healthier and thus save the city money.  The initiative started with the Mayor’s Bike Ride and expanded to activities in Big Spring Park including Zumba, yoga, TRX, and running.  Over time this effort has expanded to all residents of Huntsville. 


The Mayor shared a slogan used when recruiting industry and workers to Huntsville.  HuntsvilleA Smart Place to Live, Work, and Play.  The focus for the HTC meeting was where to play.  The city currently has 32 miles of greenways with approximately 220 more miles in the planning stages.  There are currently 52 parks in the city including softball, tennis, running, and disc golf parks.   The Mayor shared that the city is actively working to provide more greenways, bike paths, ball fields, and parks in order to make Huntsville a fun place for current and prospective residents.  His message was well received by those in attendance.