Running to Live a Healthy Life
- Stephanie Alsbrook, Castle Hills Elementary
- Community Involvement, Physical Activity Participation
To challenge our students and get them into an exercise routine we started a Running Club at Castle Hills Elementary. We have challenged our running students to reach 100 miles by the end of the school year. The Running Club meets every Monday after school for 40 minutes to celebrate miles run and to run with the Club. The students have really enjoyed this Club we started in September. We have 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students running this year. Students earn a shoe token for every 10 miles they run. Their goal is 100 miles by the end of May. A few students have already reached the 100 mile mark and keep running. The students can record the miles they run at home on a calendar page we provide each month. Their parents do sign off on the calendar mileage. The students are loving running with other classmates and challenging each other each week.