Mile News Tagged Kids Training

Running a Mile a day can make children healthier

February 15, 2020

The Daily Mile can make a massive difference to children’s lives... and can improve the fitness of all children.

By Beth Daley, Editor, The Conversation

Children today spend more time sitting than ever before. And research shows that as they grow up, children tend to become more sedentary and...

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Hundreds of Students Run 9,380 Miles During ‘March Mile Madness’

March 31, 2017

Their reward? A pizza party, shirt and the gift of understanding their own true grit.

By Autumn Johnson, Pleasanton Patch

PLEASANTON, CA — More than 469 middle school students and 22 staff members are coming down from a runner’s high after successfully completing the third annual March Mile...

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So Simple It’s Brilliant: Schools Worldwide Embrace “The Daily Mile”

December 20, 2016

A Scottish teacher starts a free, anytime, anywhere program that reduces childhood obesity—and makes kids happy; “This Mile a day will make a difference.” - Sebastian Coe, Mile legend & current IAAF President

By Sarah Barker, Runner's World

Elaine Wyllie, headteacher of St. Ninians Primary...

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Parents support schools to introduce The Daily Mile for children

November 22, 2016

“In some schools they are told a daily task to think about whilst they’re outside exercising. It improves concentration once they’re back in class. Fantastic idea.”

By Ipswich Star

Parents and readers online have voiced their support for the Ipswich Star’s campaign to get every primary school...

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Should U.S. schools fight obesity by requiring kids to run a Mile daily?

April 06, 2016

The success of the daily Mile has inspired schools in London, Gateshead, Wales and other areas of Scotland to also launch the initiative this year.

By Michelle Stein, Baby Center Blog

When I was in grade school, students were expected to run a timed Mile as part of our regular assessment in...

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Researchers testing improved fitness and concentration of St. Ninian’s The Daily Mile pupils

October 27, 2015

St. Ninian's children are raving about how "The Daily Mile" improves health

From BBC News

A primary school in Stirling, Scotland has pioneered a scheme to ensure all its pupils walk or run a Mile every day.

Children at St. Ninian's take the daily exercise on a specially-built circuit...

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Brenda Martinez to Host Big Bear Altitude Training Camp

May 17, 2013

Five Riverside and San Bernardino County girls to be part of inaugural camp June 28-30 hosted by top U.S. Miler; "giving back in abundance"

On June 28-30 in Big Bear Lake, California, top U.S. Miler Brenda Martinez (right, PhotoRun) will host a high school girls altitude training camp. Last...

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Focus on Childhood Obesity Takes Center Stage at ING KiDS ROCK LA

October 24, 2012

1,500 local kids participate in youth fitness program; former Lakers' great AC Green, WNBA legend Ruthie Bolton and Sparky, the LA Sparks mascot, join ESPN’s Bonnie Bernstein and celebrity chef Antonia Lofaso to celebrate runners


After weeks of training, the finish line...

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Return the Mile to prominence on the American & worldwide sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a movement.

Bring Back the Mile as the premier event in the sport, and increase interest in and media coverage of the Mile for both those who love the distance as well as the general public.

Bring Back the Mile to celebrate the storied distance and to recognize the people who made and make the Mile great and to promote Mile events and the next generation of U.S. Milers.

Bring Back the Mile to create a national movement for the Mile as America’s Distance,
to inspire Americans to run the Mile as part of their fitness program and to replace the 1600 meters at High School State Track & Field Meets across the country.

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