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Miles For Books

Celebrate Read Across America with us 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. Since 2010, we've given out more than $125,000 to schools to spend on new books. We hope to make 2016 even better with more schools, more miles, and more books. 

How Does It Work?
It’s simple: the more your Mighty Milers run in March, the more books you'll be able to purchase for your school, whether they go to the school's library, a classroom library, or directly to the kids. There's no registration this year, everyone is automatically entered. All you have to do is enter your March miles into STRIDES and we'll track your progress. On April 11, we'll notify each program lead about the reward level achieved. 

Award Levels
Each site has the opportunity to reach one award level. All sites that reach level three are eligible to earn the grand prize. 

  • Level 1: $75 
  • Level 2: $100
  • Level 3: $150
  • Grand prize: $500

Earn a Bonus $25!
This year, sites who already have a First Book account, or can qualify and sign up for one through this unique link, will earn a $25 bonus to be added to the award level they achieve. First Book provides brand new, high-quality books and educational resources to schools and programs serving kids in need. Find out if you qualify here

If you don't qualify for First Book, your site will receive a digital Barnes & Noble gift card for the award level reached. 

Click here for promotion rules

Miles for Books 2015 by the Numbers

  • 245 schools earned money for books
  • 100 schools received $75.00
  • 68 schools received $100.00
  • 75 schools received $150.00
  • 648,799 total miles ran by participating schools
  • $26,150 total money earned to spend on books
  • PS 244 in Queens was our grand prize-winner, earning $500.00

Miles for Books is made possible largely due to the generous support from the Astrof family.


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