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Miles For Books

The 5th year of NYRR Miles for Books is was a huge success! Our Mighty Miler sites ran more miles than ever before! Congragulations to all of our schools who helped NYRR celebrate 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. New for this year, NYRR teamed up with First Book so teachers can directly choose the titles that will benefit their students.

It’s pretty simple: the more miles your students ran in March, the more new books they earned for their school or classroom library. If they run a half mile twice a week, we’ll send a $75 credit for new books. If they can run more, they can earn even more!

Kids 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.

2015 Results: 

  • 366 Schools Registerd in Miles for Books
  • 245 Schools Earned Money for Books
  • 100 Schools Recieved $75.00
  • 68 Schools Recieved $100.00
  • 75 Schools Recieved $150.00
  • 648,799 Total Miles Ran by Registered Schools
  • $26,150 Total Money Earned to Purchase Books

Our Grand Prize winner, PS 244Q The Active Elementary Learning School won $500.00

*All schools who earned money for books will recieve a Basno Badge*

 

Entry for 2016

In order to participate and be eligible to receive new books, Mighty Milers sites must opt in to the Miles for Books promotion. You may opt in by registering for a free First Book account with this unique link. Please use your school name as your account name, not "Mighty Milers." Stay tuned for more details regarding participation in the 2016 Miles for Books promotion

First Book is an online marketplace that provides new books and classroom materials for students in need at discounts of 50-90%. If your site does not qualify for a First Book account, you may still participate by opting in through NYRR here. Schools that are not eligible to use First Book will get their rewards through a Barnes & Noble digital gift card.

(Don't have a Mighty Milers program yet? Learn more or apply here. Please note that all spots for Mighty Milers are filled through June 2015 except for schools and organizations in New York City.)

Award Levels

There are four (4) reward levels available: $75, $100, $150 and $500. Each reward level will be delivered as a credit to a site's First Book account or as a Barnes & Noble digital gift card. The first three reward levels will be distributed based on a site’s mileage average per student during the Promotion Period, as follows:

$75 credit

To receive a $75 credit, 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

$100 credit

To receive a $100 credit, 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

$150 credit

To receive a $150 credit, 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 reward levels, i.e., a site entitled to $100 or $150 credit will not also be entitled to receive the lower level(s) of credits.

GRAND PRIZE: $500 credit!

Only one (1) site will receive a $500 credit. All sites that reach mileage levels qualifying for the $150 credit will be eligible to receive the highest level of a $500 credit. NYRR will contact all eligible schools via e-mail by April 10, 2015, inviting them to submit a statement by April 15 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 $350 credit, for a total of a $500 credit, 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.

Youth and Schools