DANVILLE, Va. -

Danville's largest weight loss challenge is over. Now organizers are encouraging people to stick with their new lifestyle change.

People who live, work, worship, or learn in Pittsylvania County, Danville, and Caswell County, North Carolina lost a total of six-thousand pounds in 90 days.

The goal was 50 thousand pounds. But the leaders of Get Fit Dan River aren't discouraged.

They're asking people to continue losing weight with hopes of reaching the 50 thousand pounds lost eventually.

"What we're doing now is just trying to think of the 50,000 pounds as a continuum because it's hard to hit 100,000 plus people in 100 days, basically is what we were trying to do. So we took a good stab at it, we got a great start, we have a lot of work to do," said Stephanie Ferrugia, the program director Get Fit Dan River.

WDBJ7's Danville Bureau Justin Ward was one of a dozen team captains. He lost 22 pounds during the challenge.