September stress relievers

by Andrea Powell, HPCCR Marketing Manager

It’s September 1st which means we are looking right down the barrel at Labor Day, the official “end” of summer.  And so begins the days of desperately wearing our white shoes and toting our white purses one last time before we have to pack them away for another nine months.  And listening (once again) to our children bemoan the cruelty of homework.  (Seriously?  Talk to me again when you start college!)  And unwillingly becoming slaves (once again) to their forgotten project deadlines, their inability to remember upcoming tests, and their inherent lack of concern over the stress these aforementioned things cause us.

You know what’s a great stress reducer?  Exercise.

Pedal_the_Park_logo_Tshirt10And we’ve got great exercise options!  If a fun, scenic biking challenge is what you’re looking for, come join us on Labor Day (Monday, September 7) for Pedal The Park.  It boasts two different rides — 30-mile and 60-mile — leaving from Levine & Dickson Hospice House – Huntersville.  Both self-paced rides meander through Mecklenburg and surrounding counties on well-marked courses.  And you’ll have a delicious buffet waiting for you when you finish.

Pedal The Park registration begins at 8am.  The 60-mile ride starts at 9am, and the 30-miler at 9:30.  And there’s even a short family fun ride at 10am.  So you can’t complain that you have limited options.  Visit our page at to register!

HTB2015-NANCYIf Pedaling The Park’s not your thing, you can Hit the Brixx instead.  Meet us at the uptown location of Brixx Pizza (225 E. 6th St.) on Saturday, September 12 for a 10K and / or a 5K.  The 10K starts at 7:45am and the 5K begins at 9am, perfectly timed so you over-achievers can do both races if you so choose.  And the best part?  The pizza and beer waiting for you at the finish line.  It is, without a doubt, the most fun after-race celebration in town!  You can register for Hit the Brixx at

So join us for either or both of these events!  We can’t promise that doing so will make your kids more responsible about homework, tests, and projects but after all the physically demanding stress relief we’re providing, you just might throw away those boarding school brochures.  At least until next year.

Proceeds from Pedal The Park benefit Levine & Dickson Hospice House – Huntersville and proceeds from Hit The Brixx benefit Kids Path®, our pediatric program.  For more information, contact Nancy Cole, Director of Special Events at or call 704.375.0100.

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One Comment on “September stress relievers”

  1. Jordan Says:

    Great points here. Even though the weather’s getting colder doesn’t mean that you should stop going out and getting fit. Thanks for these good tips!

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