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Mighty Milers News and Updates

Check here regularly for the latest news from Mighty Milers and you’ll never miss out on giveaways, grants, and other special promotions for your program. We’ll also feature Mighty Milers in the news and tips from fellow teachers, while we keep you up-to-date with everything you need to know to keep your program running smoothly.   

NYRR June 2nd, 2015

Mighty Milers at PS 244 in Flushing Win Miles for Books Grand Prize!

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.

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February 23rd, 2015

Mighty Milers in the News!

Mr. G visits the Mighty Milers at PS 57 in Manhattan for his segment "It's a "G" Thing." Watch the students show this long-time runner and local celebrity newscaster how it's done. Click here for the WPIX-11 video.

October 13th, 2014

Our New Sneaker Closet

We are delighted to announce the opening of our new sneaker closet. If you have Mighty Milers students who need sneakers, learn how you might be able to get them through NYRR. More details here.

October 1st, 2014

Mighty Milers At Capacity Outside NYC

The 2014-2015 Mighty Milers program spots for schools outside of New York City are now filled. If you wanted to have a Mighty Milers program and are located outside the NYC metro area, please visit us again in August when the application for 2015-2016 will be open. If you are based in a New York City school or community center and interested in a Mighty Milers program, you may apply at

September 12th, 2014

New Rewards for Sites

New this year, sites can earn great rewards for reaching program milestones. Learn how you can get gift cards from Amazon, Staples, Sports Authority, and other major retailers to support your program or other site initiatives just by being in Mighty Milers!

November 1st, 2013

Run with Champions 2013 Cancelled

Due to inclement weather and our concern for student safety, Run with Champions, scheduled for Friday, November 1, 2013 in Central Park, has been cancelled. T-shirts and medals will be mailed to schools in mid-November.

October 16th, 2013

Bring the Marathon to Your Classroom

With the help of these fun lessons based on the ING New York City Marathon, you can use your Mighty Milers love of running to teach other subjects like math, problem solving, public speaking, and more. Plan the activities between October 28 and November 1 and your kids will enjoy the race on November 3rd even more.

August 22nd, 2013

Worldwide Day of Play

Celebrate Worldwide Day of Play with Nickelodeon and New York Road Runners. Join us in Brooklyn's Prospect Park on September 21 for a full day of fun. Get free tickets here while supplies last. Not in New York? Plan your own day of fun physical activities from NYRR or use Nick's Playbook. You can even register your Worldwide Day of Play event here for the chance to win a special Nickelodeon package.

NYRR February 11th, 2013

Can You Help Us Out?

NYRR is about to launch a new running curriculum for elementary school P.E. teachers and we'd love to get your feedback on it. Test the P.E. Lessons with your students and fill out a review form for the chance to win $100 gift cards from DonorsChoose. Learn more

NYRR February 5th, 2013

Save the Date!

Get ready for the annual Mighty Milers Fun Run/Walks! NYRR is excited to once again celebrate a great year of runnng with Mighty Milers and their teachers at Icahn Stadium. They'll be a hip hop warm up, quarter mile and half mile run/walks, fun games, snacks, and t-shirts for all kids! We've got three dates to choose from so RSVP online today.   

NYRR November 14th, 2012

Mighty Milers in Motion - Nov 2012

In this issue, find tips on working on pacing, racing, and using music to help kids get their run on. 

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NYRR November 14th, 2012

Mighty Music Grant 2012

Apply for a Mighty Music grant for the chance to start the new year with a sound sytem, MP3 player, and tunes to get your Mighty Milers running and rocking. 

NYRR October 18th, 2012

Kids Run the Nation Grants

Applications for Kids Run the Nation grants have been extended to October 31, 2012. Need funds to support a youth running event or some other special project for your Mighty Milers? Apply today!

NYRR September 17th, 2012

Mighty Milers in Motion - Sep 2012

In this issue we catch up Mighty Milers in Modesto, CA and Covington, GA, and learn some fun facts from this summer's Olympic Games.

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NYRR September 17th, 2012

Goaling, Goaling, Gone in Georgia!

For Site Coordinator Donna Thompson at Heard-Mixon Elementary in Covington, GA, it’s not just Mighty Milers who meet their goals. “All but one of our teachers walk or run with the Mighty Milers during recess,” Donna told us. Teacher Maria Hargrove even ran her first marathon in a Mighty Milers shirt.

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NYRR September 17th, 2012

Moving in Modesto, CA

Site Coordinator Christine McGuire has 325 Mighty Milers in grades 1–5 at Woodrow Elementary in Modesto, CA. “Our kids run every day,” she said. “Student Fitness Leaders help out, and they go out to a year-end lunch where they also learn about healthy eating.”

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NYRR September 17th, 2012

Mighty Milers in Motion - Oct 2012

In this issue, find tips for making Mighty Milers feel special and get excited for the upcoming ING New York City Marathon!

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NYRR August 28th, 2012

Fitness Grant Alert!

New grants from NFL Play 60, Fuel Up to Play 60, and Henkel Helps could bring thousands of dollars to your school and support wellness and fitness initatives. The catch? You've got apply! Grants range from $4,000 to $25,000.

NYRR August 10th, 2012

A Gazillion Miles in Brooklyn, NY

After starting their Mighty Milers program in October 2011, the runners at PS 321 in Brooklyn, NY took off! Today, close to 690 Mighty Milers at this elementary school have run 64,000 miles, with the average of more than three miles per week per runner.

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NYRR August 9th, 2012

India Bound!


Mighty Milers will soon be running across India thanks to the support of Tata Consultancy Services. Watch for an upcoming feature in a future issue of Mighty Milers in Motion.  

NYRR August 6th, 2012

A Mightier Look for Mighty Milers

We hope you like our new look as much as we do! Watch as the new Mighty Milers logo unrolls throughout the year across student rewards and program materials—from t-shirts to medals and everything in between. 

NYRR August 1st, 2012

Mighty Milers in Motion - Aug 2012

The back to school edition recaps the highlights of the 2011-12 school year and will get you revved up for running this fall!


NYRR June 1st, 2012

Mighty Milers in Motion - Jun 2012

Mighty Milers are zig-zagging their way to a marathon of miles in Crooked RIver, Oregon. 

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NYRR May 1st, 2012

Mighty Milers in Motion - May 2012

MIghty Milers across the country are getting ready for National Running Day. 

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NYRR April 1st, 2012

Mighty Milers in Motion - Apr 2012

MIghty Milers at P.S. 306 in Queens, NY go for an Adventure Run.

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NYRR March 1st, 2012

Mighty Milers in Motion - Mar 2012

The Mighty Milers from Oakwood, WA use running sessions to refresh their minds before classroom tests.

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NYRR February 1st, 2012

Mighty Milers in Motion - Feb 2012

P.S. 20 in the Bronx, NY use music to make their running club a hit.

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NYRR January 1st, 2012

Mighty Milers in Motion - Jan 2012

Running rules at school assemblies for students at Sylvan Academy in Modesto, CA.

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