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Running for Their Lives

Laura Dutt,   Timbercreek El
Running for Their Lives
Students, in grades K-5, at Timber Creek Elementary have the opportunity to participate in our Morning Mile Club. We meet out on the track each morning at 7:15 to begin our day. We have 2 running routes, one for students K-2 and the other for students in grades 3-5. We have run over 2,000 miles so far this year and can't wait to see our mileage of the end of the year.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

Students are waking up and arriving early for school. They are also better equipped to focus on class instruction and self control. Several parents have commented about how this healthy habit is helping their children academically. We are creating healthy habits for our students at Timber Creek Elementary.

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

This is our 4th year for our Morning Mile program. Students are as enthusiastic now as they were when we started 3 years ago. Students are recognized for each 10 miles they run with a foot charm and their name posted on our Morning Mile bulletin board.

How did you accomplish your goals?

When participating in the Healthy Zone program, we were able to purchase supplies to get our program started. We have build upon what we have, each year, and the club has shown growth.