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SVMC started the jump-roping fun at the Mayfest celebration on May 26.

Top 10 Things to Know about SVMC's Attempt to Claim the World Record for the Largest Jump Rope Race Ever

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BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Health Care will attempt to claim the world record for the largest jump rope race on the day of its 100th anniversary on Sunday, June 10. Here's what you need to know:

1. The SVHC Auxiliary is generously sponsoring the attempt.

2. No record for the largest jump rope race has ever been set.

3. SVHC will attempt to claim the record at noon on Sunday, June 10, at its Centennial Community Day celebration. (Centennial Community Day features free food, games, performances, and more. All are invited. Visit the website for more information.)

4. The race will take place on the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Campus at 100 Hospital Drive in Bennington, Vt.

5. The course is 0.2 mile or about 350 yards.

6. Participants should wear sneakers.

7. Advanced registration is available under the UCS Go the Distance 5K at (It's the first event listed when you search events in Bennington, Vt.)

8. Race-day registration will be available under the Community Exhibitor tent.

9. Bib and jump rope pick up will be at the parking lot closest to the Monument Avenue Entrance.

10. Special thanks go to the following, who are helping to document the record: Andrea Malinowski and the Training for More team; Frank Cody of Love, Cody & Company, CPAs; Cassandra Barbeau, Bennington town clerk; Jim Sullivan, executive director at Bennington County Regional Commission (BCRC); Andrea Salo, physical therapy assistant at Bennington Physical Therapy; Yolanda Palmer from UCS, Kelly Kimball and David Bentley, and Chris Wright.

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RiseVT's Rise to the Challenge Combines Three Events

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Three events are being held May 17-19 to encourage all, especially kids, to kick off the warm weather with physical activity.

"Our area is so rich with fun and interesting opportunities to move," Bennington County RiseVT Program Coordinator Andrea Malinowski said. "This set of three events highlights some of those great resources and encourages families to increase their physical activity."

The first event, planned for 6 p.m. Friday, May 17, is a hike at the Mile-Around Woods. It starts from John G. McCullough Free Library in North Bennington. This free and family-friendly walk will take participants around the Park-McCullough House or the Mile-Around Woods.

Attendees to the hike will receive a flyer on which they can collect signatures at each of the events. Those who participate in all three become a RiseVT Certified Champion, win special RiseVT and Southwestern Vermont Health Care swag, and are entered to win a raffle of fun summer-inspired prizes.

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