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Heritage 100 Mile Club

By
Angie Rodgers,   Heritage Cmty Charter School
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Physical Activity Participation, Success with Funds,  Teamwork
Heritage 100 Mile Club

The FUTP 60 grant we received has allowed us to create a running club that gets kids moving and grooving before school. This helps to get their minds ready to focus on school work. So far this year, our kids have logged over 5,000 miles. Our teachers have gotten into the spirit and have logged over 1,000 miles. Together our school has logged over 6,000 miles and we still have 2 and 1/2 months left of school. Running is instilling in the kids one of the most effective tools to staying healthy for a lifetime.

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

We have already made this last the entire year and with the equipment we have we can continue the running club for many years. Especially with the teachers, administrators, students and parents motivated to keep it going, we have the resources to keep the 100 Mile Club moving forward.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Students and teachers are working together to get the most miles for their classes so they help motivate each other to get out and run or walk. More and more parents are finding time in their busy schedules to come out and run with their students.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

We run on the grass in the mornings so winter made it difficult to continue the running club; however we converted pedometer steps in P.E. to miles (great math skills for the kids). Now that daylight saving time has arrived, it was too dark to run in the field. I purchased some solar yard lights and now the kids don't miss a day of running.