The McDuffie County UGA Archway Partnership and Paceline invite you to join “McDuffie Moves!” and our virtual walking challenge! We’re getting the McDuffie County community up and moving in an effort to help everyone realize just how important overall wellness is throughout the span of our lives.

McDuffie County residents are challenged to track their steps for two weeks in October to promote health and wellness. The event also serves as a fundraising opportunity for the Georgia Cancer Center, although participants are not required to raise money or give donations. The first 45 participants to sign up through Paceline will receive a FREE pedometer donated to Paceline by the Georgia Department of Health.

“Cancer remains the second leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. With your support, we remain united in our mission and will continue to fund life-changing research for people affected by cancer both in Georgia and further afield,” said Martyn Jones, Paceline President.

Due to the continuous support of sponsors and donations, 100% of Paceline’s proceeds go towards research conducted at the Georgia Cancer Center.

Whether you walk, run, ride, or swim, Paceline and McDuffie Moves! will have virtual events, activities and challenges leading up to October 24th, which will be the PaceDay 2020 Celebration live-streamed. Potential activities will include wellness videos from the American Heart Association, joining the Thomson-McDuffie Recreation Department Walkers Club, and more! With a $0 registration fee and new fundraising incentives for participants, everyone is encouraged to join the movement to fundraise for the Georgia Cancer Center.

“The change to a virtual PaceDay is simply a change in the way we celebrate all the hard work and effort that goes into fundraising. Paceline is still very real, and 100% of the money that each Rider and Virtual Rider has raised speaks volumes during these challenging times,” said Founder and Chairman Dag Grantham.

The Archway Partnership connects resources from the University of Georgia to community members throughout the state. Currently, the Archway Partnership serves seven communities, including McDuffie County. Bridging the gap between institutional resources and communities creates lasting relationships that work towards building bright futures for community members. The Archway Partnership prioritizes the health of its communities and strives to provide resources that sustain healthy lifestyles among community members.

Register today to be a part of the challenge. Walk with us because #McDuffieMoves!

For more information about the McDuffie Moves! program, please visit; or contact Sam Perren with the Archway Partnership at (706) 424-7423 or