Mighty Milers is a FREE 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.
At this time, Mighty Milers spots for the 2016-2017 school year are only open for schools and organizations located within the five boroughs of New York City. Those entities may apply through STRIDES until Friday, March 17, when the application for this school year will close. For schools and organizations located outside of New York City, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on a priority list for the 2017-2018 school year.
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.
Let’s Move! Active Schools makes it easier for schools to create an active school environment.
Guaranteed entry to the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon is available through your NYRR Mighty Milers program!