Alvah Scott Elementary School will once again be participating in Mighty Milers, a New York Road Runners (NYRR) program that will provide fun, and healthy exercise for our students. With Mighty Milers, the children will set goals to run and/or walk a total of one to four marathons of miles (26.2 – 104.8 miles) during the school year. They will have weekly opportunities to run upwards of half a mile around the fields during recess or P.E. To make the program exciting, the kids earn incentives for reaching milestones along the way, including a special medal for each marathon of miles (26.2, 52.4, 78.6 and 104.8) they complete. In addition, classes and the entire school/organization can earn prizes for collectively achieving predetermined goals.
Mighty Milers will give our children the opportunity to:
- get moving
- release energy constructively
- improve aerobic fitness
- set and strive for goals
- bond with their class and school/organization
- develop the healthy habit of exercise
Each child’s information and progress will be included in an online database which allows the program administrators at Alvah Scott Elementary and NYRR to have a record of the participants in the program and to track the program’s success. Parents and children can also access their own information in the online database to monitor their progress.
We hope you share our excitement about this program and encourage you to join your child in visiting www.strides.nyrr.org
to keep track of how many miles they are running!