Welcome to the 100 Mile Club®!
STUDENTS, PARENTS, SIBLINGS, AND TEACHERS CAN EARN LAPS AND MILES TOWARD THEIR PERSONAL MILEAGE GOAL!
- Miles can be earned by doing laps around the walking path in the playground area (7 laps equals 1 mile) or around the Gate City Elementary block (on the sidewalk; each lap around the block is 0.6 mile).
- Parents can walk/jog/run with their child/children at the designated times and learn more about the 100 Mile Club®.
- Wear your 100 Mile Club® t-shirts from previous years!
- Students, parents, and siblings who enroll in the 100 Mile Club® during the Family Night will receive their Challenge ID cards!
- Snacks will be available for walkers/joggers/runners after they are finished earning miles.
- Please bring water to stay hydrated while doing laps.
- The school building will be closed, so no restrooms will be available during the event. Please prepare accordingly.
100 Mile Club® Information:
The 100 Mile Club® is a school-based nationwide program that encourages participants to walk, jog, or run 100 miles by the end of the school year. Kindergarten students have the goal of 100 "mini-miles": 1/2 mile = 1 mile, so their goal is 50 miles total. Teachers, parents, and siblings are encouraged to participate, too! Each participant will receive a certificate at the end of the school year. PTO will track miles for all participants whether or not they choose to opt in to the incentive package listed below.
Participants can achieve incentives for every 25 miles they reach for a small $10 fee.
- 100 Mile Club® t-shirt at 25 miles
- gold pencil at 50 miles
- wristband at 75 miles
- gold medal at 100 miles
Two of the purposes of the 100 Mile Club® are to promote personal success for each student and a sense of "community" within the school. A principle of the 100 Mile Club® is to ensure that all kids have an equal opportunity to achieve the 100 mile goal by the end of the school year. To ensure this equality and fairness, the miles that the students earn must be tracked before, during, and after school at school with either a PTO parent volunteer or the classroom teacher. Sports activities do not count.
The other options for earning miles are participating in the 100 Mile Club® Family Nights and community fun runs. We just have to be sure to let everyone know about the fun runs in time for them to register.
In terms of lap-tracking opportunities for students before, during, and after school, here is the scoop:
Before school: Parent volunteers will track laps with the students every day before school from 8 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. (weather permitting: if it is colder than 20 degrees outside, windy enough to cause the temperature to be colder than 20 degrees, it is raining, or snowing hard, we will not track laps before school).
After school: Parent volunteers will track laps with the students every day after school for about 30 minutes (1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. on Mondays; 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays), weather permitting (see note above).
If you are interested in volunteering to track laps a few days a month, please contact us ASAP. We always welcome volunteers to spread the workload!
During school: Our Gate City Elementary teachers help our students earn their miles! Yay!! Periodically, the classes go outside and track laps, and we collect their tracking sheets once a week and add up the totals for each student.
Gate City Elementary 100 Mile Club® Co-Champion/Coach