Mighty Milers is a running program for kids of all fitness levels from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. It's designed to get kids moving and prevent obesity and illness. Participation in Mighty Milers helps kids build their self-esteem, and learn to make and reach personal goals.
Over the course of a program cycle, children in Mighty Milers strive to complete one to four “marathons of miles” (26.2 to 104.8 miles). They run or walk briskly upwards of a half-mile in supervised sessions two to five times a week.
Mighty Milers is easy to implement, and has a flexible structure so you can tailor the program for the unique needs of your school and environment. NYRR provides logistical, financial, and training support so that your staff members or adult volunteers can run the program at any school or community center.
If you are interested in learning more about the program, email us.
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Use this online guide to get Mighty Milers up and running, troubleshoot problems, and access supplementary resources to enhance your program. Follow the instructions step by step, or skip to the relevant sections.
Let's kick off a great year of running! Read on to learn about the roles of program leaders and find out what's coming in your start-up kit.
The key to success is proper setup. Learn how to pick running courses, get staff support, recruit students, and more.
Mighty Milers includes a mighty selection of resources! Here you'll find everything you need to keep kids running and inspired, train and motivate volunteers, and even reward leaders who embrace the program and become champions for children's fitness.
Earn books for your school, the Mighty Milers way!
Look here for coaching videos, activity ideas and games to enrich and enliven your running sessions.
Mighty Milers is all about encouragement! A variety of incentives year-round for students and teachers keep enthusiasm high.
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