Emma Mackie

Emma Mackie

Emma has been running with 100 Mile Club since she was in elementary school, and joined the team in May of 2023. She works in programs and operations as well as social media.

How to: Mark up our new tees!

Although our shirts are super soft this year, our navy blue is much darker than our previous years, so the traditional black Sharpie won’t show up as well. Here are some alternate options that we came up with. We washed…

Staff Spotlight: Meet Emma!

Emma joined the team in May of 2023 but started her 100 Mile Club journey in 2006 as a kindergartener running at McKinley Elementary in California (Let’s GO, Mountain Lions!). 100 Mile Club was a huge part of my childhood during…

Building Unity

We pride ourselves on being a physical activity program that doesn’t solely focus on competition. Fitness is meant to be for everyone, and here at 100 Mile Club, we are all on the same team. We cheer everyone on to be the best that they can be. What better way to feel like a team than to establish your very own 100 Mile Club cheer? We have a bunch of example cheers and chants on our Store that you can try out (Coach’s login required to access the store). You can even ask your runners to come up with a chant as they’re running or walking to show you at the end of the run. Add dance moves, claps, or poses to make it memorable. This fosters their creativity and creates a special bond for your runners.  You can start your run with the chant or end with it.  Either way, make it unique and memorable for the kids. You can choose a Chant Leader every run to lead the group to teach some leadership skills as well.  Here are some of our favorites. C = Coach/Captain , T = Team/Runners Good, Better, Best! C: Good. Better. T: Best! C: Never let it T: Rest! C: ‘Til your good is T: Better C: And your better is T: BEST! C: Who are we? ALL: 100 Mile Club!! ::CLAP CLAP CLAP:: BREAK!  Ready Set C: Run… T: ALL THE MILES! C: Smile… T: ALL THE SMILES! C: Ready? T: Set C: Ready? T: Set! C: Who are we? ALL: 100 Mile Club!! ::CLAP CLAP CLAP::  BREAK!

Stretch it Out September! 🤸‍♂️🏃‍♂️

  Lead a group warmup before your run to help teach your runners the importance of muscle health. As always, snap some pics/videos and send them to [email protected] or tag us @100mileclub to get featured for this month’s challenge!  Stretching is key to keeping your muscles healthy and happy. It also provides a great time to connect with your runners before they hit the track. It doesn’t have to be long; a simple 3-5 minutes before a run (even after!) is awesome. This is also a perfect opportunity to incorporate some science lessons about anatomy and muscles while they stretch.  Below are three guides: a 3-minute warm-up, a 5-minute warm-up, and a 5-minute cooldown. Feel free to use a mixture of your favorite exercises, whatever works for you and your time. Remember, this is meant to be simple, easy to implement, and ultimately fun for the kids. When you find what works, stick to that routine, and you can even have your runners switch off leading the group warm-ups or cool-downs (great opportunity to teach some leadership skills!). P.S. Music is a huge mood booster! Check out our Spotify playlists here. Watch our short 30-60-second videos to see the movements shown by Emma, one of our team members. Enjoy!  Go-To 3-Minute Dynamic Warm-Up  30 Jumping Jacks Leg swings – 30 seconds per leg This will open up your hips – excellent if you’ve been sitting all day! Bootstrapper Stretch – 30 seconds Great hamstring stretch Arm circles – 30 seconds with thumbs up, 30 seconds with thumbs down Start small, then work your way up to big circles You use your upper body to run, too!   5 Minute Dynamic Warm Up Look Arounds – 30 seconds Arms on your hips; rotate your head right to left Jog in Place […]