This is a nationally recognized school running/walking program, with over 15,000 schools participating annually. The program provides an opportunity for students to channel their energy into a healthy activity, which promotes physical fitness, increases kids’ learning readiness and helps reduce playground hassles. In addition it allows students to set goal for themselves, work hard and gain a sense of accomplishment and self esteem.
Mitchell Mileage Club is held every fall on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the upper playground. It’s fun, free and available to all the 1st through 5th graders during recess. Students sign up with the parent volunteers and are given a yellow mileage card. They can run, walk or skip around the course and after each ¼ mile lap, their cards are checked. On completing 5 miles the students are rewarded with a charm.
This activity is very popular, with around 300 students participating weekly. To keep it running smoothly we need parents. If you are interested in this fun volunteer opportunity or for more information please come back in spring when we’ll start another season!