Petersburg 1,000 Pound Challenge


Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, registration for the 2020 Challenge has been suspended until further notice.

This challenge is the perfect way to kick start your healthy lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for the motivation to get started or searching for a new challenge in your fitness journey, the Petersburg 1,000 Pound Challenge is for YOU. 

Registration forms can also be downloaded and printed online 

While participants can list a team for motivational purposes, each participant must register individually.

Weigh-ins can be completed at the Petersburg Family YMCA, Petersburg Public Library, Tabernacle Life Center (Senior Citizens Only), Department of Social Services (Social Services Employees only), or Virginia State University Wellness Center (VSU students/faculty only)

Weigh-In Site
Times Available
Petersburg Family YMCA120 N Madison St.
Petersburg, VA 23803
M-F 5:30am-9pm
Sat 7am-6pm; Sun 1pm - 5pm
Petersburg Public Library201 W Washington St.
Petersburg, VA 23803
M-TH 10am-8pm
Fri & Sat 10am - 5pm
Tabernacle Life Center/ Rec Senior Program418 Halifax St.
Petersburg, VA 23803

Petersburg Department of Social Services (FOR SOCIAL SERVICES EMPLOYEES ONLY)3811 Corporate Road
Petersburg, VA 23805

Virginia State University Wellness Center (FOR VSU PARTICIPANTS ONLY)1 Hayden Drive
Daniel Gymnasium
VSU - Virginia 
M-F 6am-10pm
Sat 9am-9pm; Sun 12pm-8pm

During the initial weigh-in, participants will be given a "passport" for tracking pounds along the way.

The Final Weigh-in must take place between May 23rd - 29th. The final weigh-in site must be the same as the initial weigh-in site. For those who registered during Don-A-Matrix Day, your final weigh-in site will be the site chosen on your registration form. 


2020 Activities List


$500 grand prize for the Individual with most pounds lost sponsored by 
community transformers, llc

$200 grand prize for the 2nd place Individual with most pounds lost 

$100 grand prize for the 3rd place Individual with most pounds lost