North Adams is kicking off its first ever mayor’s fitness challenge.
Mayor Richard Alcombright is one of the more than 400 people signed up to take part in the 10-week health and wellness challenge.
“I was extremely active prior to becoming mayor,” Alcombright said. “On trails, on the road, basketball…the whole nine yards. That just really stopped and I’ve gained 50 pounds. It’s not fun. So this all of a sudden became very motivational for me.”