original adidas Joseph’s students run for fun
The Mighty Milers program, sponsored through New York Road Runners, is free for schools, and includes a starter kit with a measuring wheel to track out a mile on a course and cones to mark the track.
Students and teachers often spend recess running around the playground area 13 laps equals one mile and the more miles a person runs, the more prizes he or she gets.
Students can earn membership cards, race number bibs, T shirts, medals, stickers, headbands, water bottles, wrist strap key holders and dog tags. Teachers can earn T shirts, medals, shoe pouches and banner pens.
Students who run so many miles are put in a drawing for a pair of shoes Adidas,
New Balance or Asics brand and so far, students at St. Joseph have earned 15 pairs.
“It’s been really exciting to see how the kids are taking this,” Vaverka said.
The program has inspired students to participate in organized 5K races, like the Chisholm Glow Run, and Aulner said one student has traveled out of town to run in 5K races.
“It’s not only inspired the students, but also the families here at St. Joseph because with a lot of families, kids are asking to run outside of school,” she said.
One student, fourth grader Isabel Allori, has logged 200 miles and has gotten her average mile down to under seven minutes.
Aulner said the school has run 4,600 miles collectively.
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