Kara Lubin

Kara Lubin

CLUB262 Summer Challenge: The Numbers are IN!

The challenge? Stay moving all summer and run, walk, saunter or roll 26.2 miles, 262 miles or anywhere in between! We have a total for you and it’s impressive. Thank you to everyone who reported miles…wow! What fun! If you participated this summer, wear your CLUB262 tee with pride and keep that warm summer vibe all year long…and don’t forget to put that great Finisher Decal somewhere special to show the world that you are part of the CLUB262 Family. Thanks so much for being part of our Summer fun! You can see shared photos on our Facebook Group Page here. We will do it again in 2017. Same time. Same place. Keep an eye out later this school year for your invitation to join CLUB262 Summer 2017. In the meantime, visit our 100 Mile Club® Program Options and get your school moving today! No sense in slowing down now! 🙂 See below for the final mile totals for our CLUB262 Summer 2016. Nice job, everyone!

Corona Police Department + 100 Mile Club® = Run with ACOP!

Childhood obesity is a growing problem that affects approximately 12.7 million American children between the ages of 2 and 19. The month of September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and in response to this growing national epidemic, the Corona Police Department has established the “Run with ACOP” initiative as a community partner with the 100 Mile Club®. The mission of the “Run with ACOP” initiative is to raise child obesity awareness and to promote a healthy lifestyle among the youth of the community while also building strong community partnerships.  Corona PD has selected the 100 Mile Club® as their signature partner and will collaborate with their nationwide movement.  The hope is to inspire law enforcement across America to do the same.  By partnering with the 100 Mile Club®, Corona PD is able to work closely with schools and their families. “This is another great opportunity for the police department to partner with the school district and now the 100 Mile Club in our continual effort to mentor and engage the youth in our community,” said Corona Chief of Police Michael Abel. “It’s truly a win win for the officers and kids.” On a monthly basis, the Corona Police Department will host a “Run with ACOP” event where participants will receive credit for each mile they log while at the event.  As participants reach designated milestones, they will receive a color coded wristband as well as an honorary police rank in recognition of their accomplishments.  Only the miles accumulated at “Run with ACOP” events count towards “Run with ACOP” milestones; however, these miles may be used towards the runner’s 100 Mile Club® progress when approved by their school. Each month, “Run with ACOP” participants will also have the opportunity to meet and interact with a different specialized team from the Corona Police Department. […]

100 Mile Club Mile Tracking and Arts Integration: Swift River School, MA

  Every school lends their own personality to their 100 Mile Club®. Our mission, vision, incentive package, and spirit are deeply and solidly built into the fabric of our program… 100 Mile Club may look very different at every school, but it FEELS the same wherever you go. Our schools lend their own unique twist and personality to the challenge of running or walking 100 miles over the course of the school year. For some, it’s how their 100 Mile Club T-shirts are marked. For others, it is making monthly themed family fun runs the most epic events of the year…and for Swift River School in New Salem, Massachusetts, The 100 Mile Club has been integrated into every subject area with incredible results! In this video, we showcase Art Teacher Sally Stuffin and Music Teacher Michael Cortina and how 100 Mile Club fits in to their instructional practices. We think Swift River is a pretty awesome place and we hope you do too! COACHES: Nan Mead, Nurse & Christine Morin, Technology Coordinator PRINCIPAL: Kelley Sullivan

School Spotlight: Bill Roberts Elementary School, Denver, CO

Special thanks to our guest videographer/blogger/storyteller:  100 Mile Club® Coach Heather Jergenson. William (Bill) Roberts ECE-8 School is located in the Stapleton neighborhood of Denver. Bill Roberts is a friendly, dynamic, hardworking, high achieving, wonderful place for kids and their families. We are a tightly knit community of teachers, staff and families who believe in giving our children far more than a basic education. Roberts E-8 is a creative, safe, and dynamic community of learners that nurtures and educates the whole child. Our high-caliber staff, in partnership with our supportive parents, provides students with challenging and innovative learning opportunities through exploring the arts, educating for character, and fostering vigorous thinking — all essential for success in our changing world. Our Active PTA donates thousands of volunteer hours and raises over $170,000 every year. Bill Roberts PTA supports a host of programs across all disciplines in addition to the 100 Mile Club. Other programs found here include: Boltage – tracking students traveling to and from school by foot or bike Community Garden – offering students opportunities in growing healthy foods NFL FuelUp to Play 60 – Featured school for the 2014-15 Denver Broncos Season Girls on the Run – Giving young women the chance to find their inner athlete JumpRope for Heart – Supporting the American Heart Association Family Fun Run – Annual 5k neighborhood event hosted by Bill Roberts The 2015-2016 school year brought the 100 Mile Club back to Bill Roberts. Our Physical Education teachers, John Bellis and Keegan Nadon coordinated efforts with the “coaches,” Heather, Kristin, and Michelle. These three ladies, with the help of dozens of parent volunteers, held thirty minute club sessions every weekday morning before school. In the Fall and Spring, these sessions are held outside, but when the Colorado winter strikes, this tireless crew […]

Let’s GO! Let’s GROW! Tell a Friend and Win

Refer a school to 100 Mile Club® and help us combat childhood inactivity in your community! You are a champion of 100 Mile Club and now it’s time to grow. The goal? Tell a friend and encourage one school to Accept the Challenge in your community (or beyond). It could be a teacher-friend, a relative in another state, or a Facebook or Twitter connection. Here’s how it works: Between December 1-31, 2016, for every new school that registers with 100 Mile Club and lists YOUR school under “What school referred you?” you will be entered to win an Ion Tailgater to use during your 100 Mile Club® sessions or Fun Runs. The more schools you sign up, the more chances you have to win. We are literally putting names in a basket! (Plus, the school you refer is also entered to win one, too!) 100 Mile Club will award two (2) Ion Tailgater Portable Bluetooth PA Systems. One to a newly registered school and one to a returning/referring school. Registration is FREE and includes immediate and exclusive access to our NO COST 100 Mile Club® Program for the 2016-17 school year. It’s that easy. Copy, paste, and send the message and links below to your friends and colleagues. Let’s share 100 Mile Club far and wide! ___________________________ Dear <insert name of awesome friend>, My school is participating in 100 Mile Club®, which challenges our students to run or walk 100 miles in a school year. We would love for you to join us!  100 Mile Club is FREE, simple, fun, and flexible. We love it! Click this link  to explore 100 Mile Club program options and join today! Plus, if you register between now and December 31, you and I will both be entered to win a portable PA System just for signing up and reporting that my school […]

Fitness 19 & 100 Mile Club®: A Growing Partnership (#startdoingf19)

Fitness 19, an affordable and family-friendly fitness facility, has been a huge supporter of The 100 Mile Club® throughout Southern California. In the past 2 years, with the support of 8 clubs, Fitness 19 has raised close to $10,000 in support of several local schools in each of their communities. Donations originate from employee contributions as well as through donations made by individual club members. Every dollar donated went to sponsor 100 Mile Club SIGNATURE Incentive Packages for students and schools in need. This, combined with countless hours of support via volunteering at local schools, attending medal ceremonies, and providing activities and assistance at local events have made Fitness 19 a Health Club that TRULY walks the walk and talks the talk. This year, Fitness 19 is raising the bar. 20+ Clubs in California and Las Vegas, NV are joining forces to help even more kids and more schools. Through gym-led contests, sweepstakes, and fundraising campaigns, Fitness 19 is set to once again make a difference in the lives of children, families, and schools…one mile at a time. About Fitness 19: Fitness 19 was founded in 2003 by fitness industry veterans who believed that the traditional health club model wasn’t meeting the needs of most people. They started Fitness 19 to give customers more of what they really want out of a fitness membership. The result is a simple fitness club concept – an extremely affordable, family-friendly facility that offers state-of-the-art cardio, strength, and free weight equipment. Our knowledgeable, friendly staff, and local management combine to make Fitness 19 the club for families who want a healthy lifestyle without the hefty cost. #startdoingf19 If you have questions or comments about Fitness 19, please visit www.fitness19.com. Video by: Choh Productions  

Youth Runner Mag: FREE Digital Subscription for 100 Mile Club Kids!

Participants in the 100 Mile Club can now receive a One Year Digital Subscription to Youth Runner Magazine. They’ll get to read about other kids that run, training tips, fun photos, and videos. Plus daily stories, photos, and tips from the coach at the news feed all within the app. Because Apple-itunes does not allow $0 amount sales we have to first subscribe at Youth Runner with a $0 checkout to get the unlock code. We’ve set up a direct link for you below. To “unlock” your Digital Subscription:* Go to the Subscribe Form The price at checkout will be $0 From the home screen on your Youth Runner Mag App -Tap Subscriptions at lower right of screen -Tap CURRENT SUBSCRIBERS -Enter the Renewal Code from your email receipt, email, zip. You’re good to go!   *NOTE: If you don’t have the Youth Runner Magazine App yet you can download it for free at your app store. Search Youth Runner Mag Google play iTunes App Store Amazon App Store If teachers would like to submit stories to Youth Runner Magazine there’s a link for that below: Just go here to submit an athlete story.  

Kaiser Permanente Riverside and 100 Mile Club Partner to Offer Monthly Meet Ups

RIVERSIDE, CA — January 15, 2016. The best prescription your physician can give you is to get moving and be more physically active as part of your daily routine. That is why on January 14th Kaiser Permanente Riverside and 100 Mile Club launched another sanctioned “meet up” on the hospital campus Thrive Path. Excitement was in the air and the weather was perfect at 5:30 P.M. when 50 students, parents, seniors, physicians, city and local school leaders were ready to begin walking the .5 mile loop. The Thrive Path meanders through the hospital grounds along the newly landscaped path with native drought tolerant plants and shrubs. Kara Lubin, Founder and CEO of the100 Mile Club stated “The partnership between Kaiser Permanente and 100 Mile Club continues to grow, and with that so does our ability to help more children and families get active and connect with their community.” Kaiser Permanente has been committed to caring for the community for more than 60 years. This launch is another example of how Kaiser Permanente seeks opportunities to collaborate to improve community health. The launch on Thursday brought students from Alvord, Corona-Norco, Jurupa, Menifee and Riverside Unified School District, including a local private school. Many stated they found this location to be a safe and convenient place to walk. Some students are well on their way to reaching the 100 mile goal, while one student just started the program and earned his first 2 miles on the Thrive Path. The Janet Goeske Senior Center supports their clients to be physically active and several who participate in the 100 Mile Club for adults joined that evening. A cheering crowd greeted one participant as she completed 250 miles (and counting.) The invitation to participate in these monthly 100 Mile Club meet ups is open to […]

Run4Kids 2016 School Participation Awards

2016 brings a whole new layer of fun to Run4Kids! Our top participating school will get to keep this GORGEOUS trophy at their school for the year, PLUS we’ve added something new!   This year, along with this incredible trophy, our top participating school will receive $1000 credit to use toward 100 Mile Club® student sponsorships!   Awards will be as follows: 1st Place School: $1000 2nd Place School: $500 3rd Place School: $250 All you need to do is name your favorite school when you sign up and we will count you in their Run4Kids participation total. Here’s how it works: 1. When you sign up for R4K16, you will see a box that looks like the one below…make sure to write the name of your school (or your favorite school!) AND DISTRICT in that box! Be as clear as possible so we will know to whom we should credit your sign-up.   2. Anyone can register to support YOUR school team. Parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends… you get the idea. The goal is to make your school HUGE at Run4Kids this year!   3. HAVE FUN!! This day is for you! Kids and families will love to see you there supporting them and celebrating miles! Read more about day-camping at Run4Kids here.   4. We will keep track of signups and report the top 3 schools weekly through social media posts on Facebook. “LIKE” our page here to keep up with event details and rankings.   5. SHARE this event and rally your team! Make posters, announce it, and have a blast! Use your school website, social media, and whatever you have to to share Run4Kids with your school.   6. Top 3 winning schools will be announced at Run4Kids at 4:45pm, 15 minutes before the end […]

More Than a Check Mark: Promenade Marks Tees With Flair!

Promenade Elementary School in Alvord Unified School District has a long history with 100 Mile Club®. Since 2011, this school has been encouraging daily physical activity and goal setting in a truly enthusiastic and supportive setting. You can just FEEL the energy when you step on campus! This year is no different. With 435 runners and a goal of 50,000 miles, these kids are on the move! Head Coach Shay Hernandez has built an incredible team at Promenade, encouraging each of her volunteers to “do their thing” to help the program find it’s own unique personality. What she didn’t know was that an incredible artist would emerge to make their 100 Mile Club t-shirts one of the most amazing pieces of art these kids will ever know. Jennifer Tamplin, a working mom of two (Kiera, 2nd grade & RJ, age 3) has stepped up the tee-marking game at Promenade. When a runner hits 25 miles, the 100 Mile Club Tee is presented with a customary and adorable paw print (They are the Panthers of course). After that, things get wild! Once a runner hits 50, 75, or 100 miles…the game is on! Kids may submit their tee to Coach Jennifer, and she will paint whatever a child asks in that tiny 1.5″ square box. Armed with an itty-bitty paintbrush and a whole lot of love, Jennifer gets to work. They know they may have to wait a little, but it is always worth it. Here are some examples of her incredible tiny masterpieces (click each image to view larger): Someone likes superheroes. This little runner finished his 50th mile on Thanksgiving, so what better to put in the box than a turkey? Also, you can see their traditional paw print in the 25-mile box. Sweet Elsa is hand-painted inside the […]