​The Challenge-RGV is more than a weight-loss competition; it's an opportunity for participants to start living a healthier & more active lifestyle!

The Challenge-RGV partners with local gyms, fitness experts, nutritionists and local organizations to help participants eat well, lose weight and make permanent healthy changes.

The Challenge event provides social support such as text messaging and phone calls with motivational interviewing, free resources such as exercise classes, and monetary incentives for participants to work towards their weight loss goals. It is also a key method of providing education to our participants and communities at large. The Challenge focuses on promoting physical activity and healthy eating to achieve a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI).

The event is open to people 18 years and older from anywhere in the Rio Grande Valley. Participants are also not required to be overweight. Individuals who participate in The Challenge have their baseline weight taken at the kickoff event in January, and then again at a midpoint weigh-in and at the finale in April.

For current updates visit our social media platforms:
The ChallengeRGV
The ChallengeRGV

In 2018, the 338 participants who made it to the final weigh-in lost a combined 2,812 pounds.

Due to events and ordinances taking effect due to the coronavirus COVID-19 which to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in our community, The Challenge has been postponed until further notice. We will keep up to date, check back here to view the latest in info on the Finale 2020/ KICK OFF 2121.



Thank you to this year's sponsors




PLATINUM sponsor

We’re excited to celebrate more trails in Cameron County! We’ll be cutting the ribbon on the Historic Battlefield Trail Extension, part of the #CaracaraTrails, creating more space for everyone to get outside and active in our community, the event will be on Nov. 18th at 9:00 a.m.

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