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Miles For Books

Miles for Books is BACK! For the last three years, NYRR has celebrated Read Across America by converting Mighty Milers mileage into books during the month of March. We’re delighted to inspire your students to run and read through this special promotion again.

It’s pretty simple: the more miles your students run in March, the more new books they can earn for their school or classroom library. If they run a half mile twice a week, we’ll send 50 new books. If they can run more, they can earn even more!

Mighty Milers love Miles for Books because it provides them with a way they can give back to their schools. Teachers love Miles for Books because it gives them an opportunity to connect fitness and academics.

So what are you waiting for? Turn those miles into books!

Tips:

  • Add some extra minutes to your regular running sessions
  • Add an extra session to your week
  • Enlist others to help out like the librarian, principal, or other teachers. Use this flyer
  • Use Miles for Books to promote reading in other classes
  • If you have spring break during March, plan to make up that week’s sessions in another way or time

Entry

All sites registered in STRIDES by March 1, 2014 are automatically entered in the Miles for Books Promotion and will be eligible to receive books.

Deadline

March 1 to March 31, 2014 is the “Promotion Period”. All miles must be logged into STRIDES by 11:59 p.m. EST on April 3, 2014.

Award Levels

There are four (4) levels of books available: 50, 75, 100, and 500 books. Each pre-packaged set contains popular fiction and non-fiction titles for an assortment of ages. The first three levels of books will be distributed based on a site’s mileage average per student during the Promotion Period, as follows:

50 Books

To receive 50 books, a site's registered Mighty Milers need to average the following each week:

  • A half (.5) mile per student for adaptive P.E. and pre-kindergarten through first grade
  • One (1) mile per student for second grade and above

75 Books

To receive 75 books, a site’s registered Mighty Milers need to average the following each week:

  • Between three-quarters (.75 ) mile and 1.24 miles per student for adaptive P.E. and pre-kindergarten through first grade
  • Between two (2) and 2.99 miles per student for second grade and above

100 Books

To receive 100 books, a site’s registered Mighty Milers need to average the following each week:

  • 1.25 or more miles per student for adaptive P.E. and pre-kindergarten through first grade
  • Three (3) or more miles per student for second grade and above

A site may qualify for only one of the above levels of books, i.e., a site entitled to 75 or 100 books will not also be entitled to receive the lower level(s) of books.

GRAND PRIZE: 500 Books!

Only one (1) site will receive 500 books. All sites that reach mileage levels qualifying for 100 books will be eligible to receive the highest level of 500 books. NYRR will contact all eligible schools via e-mail by April 10, 2014, inviting them to submit by e-mail by April 15 a statement detailing how their school used the Miles for Books Promotion to motivate, increase, or enhance March running sessions and, if they wish, photos of their students running or showing enthusiasm for the promotion ("the "Submission"). The selection of the site to receive the additional 400 books, for a total of 500 books, will be made by a panel of senior staff of NYRR's Youth and Community Services Division, based on the panel's evaluation of all eligible sites' mileage averages and the sites' respective Submissions.

NYRR reserves the right to reject any Submission for any level of books that, in its opinion, was not properly submitted.

NYRR will alert winning sites by e-mail on or before May 1, 2014.

Books will be shipped by May 1, 2014. Books will be sent to the school/site shipping address listed in STRIDES.

Youth and Schools