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 set goals to run and/or walk a certain distance and earn rewards for reaching milestones along the way.
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, motivational and training support so that your staff members and/or adult volunteers can run the program at any school or community center.
Mighty Miler Fun Run Gallery, May 21, 2015
On a sunny Thursday morning, kids from kindergarten through second grade filled Icahn Stadium. It took a lot of little steps, but these Mighty Milers ran 1/4 a mile around the iconic blue track. It was a great day filled with relay races, parachute games, potato sack races, and more. Check out the gallery to see all the action and smiling faces!
Mighty Miler Fun Run Gallery, May 27, 2015
Mighty Milers in third to eight grade were treated to t-shirts, cereal bars, and water when they entered Icahn Stadium. Properly fueled and looking stylish, these kids started their day with a 1/2 mile run/walk. There were a variety of awesome field games for everyone to participate in. Crawling through tunnels, jumping over hoops, sprinting in relays, the Mighty Milers had lots of activates to keep them active. Check out the gallery to see some highlights!
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At an assembly on June 1st at P.S. 244 In Flushing, Queens, the 20 third grade Mighty Milers were acknowledged for being selected as this year’s grand prize winner of NYRR's Miles for Books initiative (out of 366 schools that registered) for running the most miles per student during the month of March - 187 miles.
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.
The NYRR sneaker closet is a school year initiative that provides active participants in Young Runners and Mighty Milers with an opportunity to receive a new, pair of high-quality running sneakers.
Use these video tutorials to help enter your program data into STRIDES.
Guaranteed entry to the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon is available through your NYRR Mighty Milers program!