Karina Villasenor

Karina Villasenor

Karina Villaseñor joined the team in 2016 as a Program Specialist. Karina's role has expanded over to social media and branding as the Brand and Marketing Manager.

RUN FOR THE GOLD! 🏃🏅

March MADNESS fun runs are here! This month celebrate every step, lap, and mile earned, and keep heading towards GOLD! Whether running or walking, celebrate your miles earned with joy for reaching your goals. Here are the best themes (events for local southern California schools) for March to run with friends and family: Shamrock Scamper. Host a Fastest Feet miles or half-mile during your fun run. Winners get sparkly Leprechaun Hats or LAPS O’ THE LEPRECHAUN medal!  March Madness. Have students wear their 100MC green tee or favorite green t-shirts and watch the golden smiles. Read-and-Walk. In honor of Read Across America Day (Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!), host a read-and-walk course. Have different spots on the course for students to stop and read part of a story until the book ends.  FREE Run4Kids 2023 in Corona, CA. Enjoy a fun day as we celebrate 100 Mile Club’s 30th Birthday Bash! School booths are welcome; an award is given to the top school! Together, we’re committed to making running fun and encouraging for all. So keep putting one foot in front of the other, and don’t stop moving your body. MILES.GOLD. REPEAT.  🏃🏅🏃‍♀️

JURUPA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT: CHANGING LIVES ONE MILE AND ONE SMILE AT A TIME.

Jurupa Unified School District contains 25 schools and 18,768 students. It is located in the upper western corner of Riverside County, California. This fantastic school district believes in empowering its students with the tools to succeed, and we are proud to be part of its educational strategies and culture. The implementation of our program district-wide has connected their students and schools, improving their social-emotional well-being and academic performance through daily physical activity. We are creating healthy, happy, connected kids and communities and changing lives one MILE and one sMILE at a time – TOGETHER! Community Engagement. In addition to 100 Mile Club sessions at individual schools, many extra out-of-school opportunities were provided to students and their families to increase community engagement. Opportunities included: Kick-off events  Open Runs at Rubidoux High School and Jurupa Valley High School. Other 100 Mile Club events brought the Jurupa Valley community together in a show of true compassion, generosity, and support. Walk With a Doc  Ribbon cutting for a new track field.  HIGHLIGHTS FROM A FEW JUSD SCHOOLS Sky Country ES: Running STRONG since 2007! “We love the 100 Mile Club at Sky Country Elementary! We began the program in a similar way to the history of the organization. In 2007, it was implemented in one fifth-grade classroom. In 2008, it was implemented in one grade level (5th grade). By 2009, it was a school-wide program at Sky and has been going strong ever since.   All students at Sky Country are able to participate in the 100 Mile Club. Thanks to the support of our classified staff, students are able to earn miles before school, at recess, and at lunch every single day.  Our teachers give students the opportunity to earn miles during their PE block. As a school, we promote Wear it Wednesdays and […]

WE LOVE OUR COACHES!❤️

We’d like to wish you all a HEALTHY-filled month! THANK YOU for all you do to keep your kiddos moving all year long. Your guidance, dedication, LOVE, and encouragement is changing your community one MILE and sMILE at a time. ❤️ Important February items: Celebrate 30 years of 100 Mile club with a limited-edition “Love, Kara” tee.  SURVEY time! Coaches,  let us hear from you!! Our brief mid-year SURVEY was just emailed this week or can be found HERE. Complete now for a chance to win a gift card of your choice!! It’s not too late to start 100 Mile Club! February can be a great time to get up and running if you’ve not been able to quite yet. Great things are happening, and we’re going to have extra fun in 2023! 🏃‍♂️Join us today-> 100mileclub.com.🏃‍♂️ NEW FUNDING SOURCES! We are thrilled to see multiple school districts implementing 100 Mile Club district-wide this year through new funding sources available, including ELO-P for extended learning programs. Contact us for more information or contact your district to see if funding support is available.  Our 2022-23 Program Downloads are available in our COACHES ONLY section (Web Store login required). Many new and updated FREE resources are available, so check them out! Inclement weather is here! Don’t stop earning miles and join Ready, Set, Gold! for monthly workout videos and important social and emotional learning topics. Top FAQs: I’m moving to a new school within my district or moving to a new school in a different district. How do I keep running 100 Mile Club? It’s so exciting when teachers and coaches who’ve moved schools continue 100 Mile Club at their new site! We are here to help you transition. Please contact us by phone at (951)340- 2290 or email at [email protected] and […]

❤️LOVE TO RUN!❤️

February is the perfect month to fall in LOVE with running! “One run can change your day. Many runs will change your life!” – Anonymous. This month celebrate every sMILE with LOVE. Whether running or walking, celebrate your miles earned with joy for reaching your goals.  We have combined your love of running with all the best themes for February to run with friends and family:   Friendship Run. Meet up with a friend or bring a loved one to your Fun Run! Maybe someone new who has never been before. Create a cute friends photo booth and share post-event for families to cherish. Valentine’s Day Dash. Have Valentine’s Day heart stickers on hand to bring some LOVE to your Valentine’s Day Fun Run. Love Walk. Wear your red 100 Mile Club tee or a red t-shirt with hearts. LOVE EVERYWHERE! ❤️ Together, we’re committed to making running fun and encouraging for all. Keep putting one foot in front of the other, and don’t stop moving your body.  LOVE. MILES. REPEAT.  🏃❤️🏃‍♀️ 

GOLDEN JOURNEY: A LETTER FROM COACH MICHELLE TUTTLE

“Every journey begins with one step,” Maya Angelou. “St. Jude Catholic School in Indianapolis, Indiana, has 500+ students and 40+ staff members.  I am Coach Tuttle, the school social worker. In 2012, I took up running (in my 30’s) to improve my health and wanted to share that with others. So, I started a running club with five middle school girls in 2014-2015.  After three years, I stumbled upon information about the 100 Mile Club and requested permission to start a club for the entire school. The first step was to recruit our PE teacher, Coach Verhiley, and after she said yes, we approached the principal with the idea.  Thankfully he also said yes!  In our first year, we used the no-cost option to see if we would have enough interest. Our principal gave us a $60 budget. In the planning stage, we had decided only to include 3rd-8th grades. When we brought the idea to our teachers, the primary teachers also asked to be included; they felt the kids would enjoy the club and benefit from the extra activity. In 2017-2018 we opened the application to the entire school. We were surprised to have over half of the school and staff join the team.  As a Christian school, we felt it fitting to hold an opening ceremony at Mass and include a “blessing of the shoes,” followed by an inaugural lap around the gym. Overly excited about the program, we made our own “mile-stones.”  Coach Verhiley picked out the rocks from her landscaping, then my daughters and I painted and decorated every rock that went to a student or staff member.  I remember one night, painting gold rocks in my driveway at 10 pm to give out the next day! It was a tremendous year!  After painting hundreds of […]

Happy New Year! 🎆

THANK YOU for being part of our 100 Mile Club family this year. We appreciate your support. Happy New Year! Important January items: It’s not too late to start 100 Mile Club! January can be a great time to get up and running if you’ve not been able to quite yet. Great things are happening, and we’re going to have extra fun in 2023! 🏃‍♂️Join us today-> 100mileclub.com.🏃‍♂️ NEW FUNDING SOURCES! We are thrilled to see multiple school districts implementing 100 Mile Club district-wide this year through new funding sources available, including ELO-P for extended learning programs. Contact us for more information or contact your district to see if funding support is available.  Our 2022-23 Program Downloads are available in our COACHES ONLY section (Web Store login required). Many new and updated FREE resources are available, so check them out!  Inclement weather is here! Don’t stop earning miles and join Ready, Set, Gold! for monthly workout videos and important social and emotional learning topics. Top FAQs: I’m moving to a new school within my district or moving to a new school in a different district. How do I keep running 100 Mile Club? It’s so exciting when teachers and coaches who’ve moved schools continue 100 Mile Club at their new site! We are here to help you transition. Please contact us by phone at (951)340- 2290 or email at [email protected] and a Program Specialist will contact you.  If you have a new coach ready to take over running your program, please use this form to update your information.  NOTE: You can also update account information yourself in our store. This gives you immediate access to your updated account. How many times do coaches place orders throughout the year? Coaches can place as many orders throughout the year as necessary. We […]

Running Resolution! 🏃‍♀️🎆

2023 is here, and it’s time to start the year RUNNING! Whatever your resolution, it’s never too late to set your running goals toward 100 miles. Every time you lace up your sneakers, run with purpose and, of course, HAVE FUN! Our FUN RUN themes will motivate you to start the new year running 30 years strong. Run out the old year, and welcome the new with friends and family with our favorite themes for January:  New Year, New YOU. Bring a New Year’s wish or goal and drop it in a “wishing well” (a sparkly or decorated tub). Hot Cocoa Run. Bundle up and have some healthy hot cocoa ready for your little runners! Beanie Weather Run. Find your favorite 100 Mile Club beanie that will keep you warm and happy while you pile on the winter miles. Together, we’re committed to making running fun and encouraging for all. Make your 2023 resolution to encourage someone else to run this year and stay active to create beautiful memories with friends and family. NEW YEAR. MILES. REPEAT. 🏃🎆🏃‍♀️   

We’re so close – will you help us reach the finish line? Help us sponsor 1,000 kids nationwide.❤️

Over $10K Received for Students to Date! Dear 100 Mile Club Nation, During Giving Tuesday, the 100 Mile Club community came together in a BIG way as we supported our founder Kara Lubin’s efforts to sponsor 1,000 kids nationwide. So far, a total of $10,020 has been received from 113 donors! We are well on our way to the goal of $15,000, which would sponsor 30 classrooms nationwide! Thanks to the generosity of the 100 Mile Club community and friends, more students will have opportunities to stay active and achieve a healthy lifestyle at school, no matter their circumstances.  We’re so close – will you help us reach the finish line?  Help us sponsor 1,000 kids nationwide. Sponsor a child and continue to track the progress of our sMILES to 1,000 students year-end giving event by clicking here. 30 CLASSROOMS = 1,000 STUDENTS = 100,000 MILES   [trx_columns fluid=”no” count=”3″] [trx_column_item] [/trx_column_item] [trx_column_item] [/trx_column_item] [trx_column_item] [/trx_column_item] [/trx_columns] If your means do not allow you to give money, there are still ways to participate in #GivingTuesday! Here are two ways to give:  GIVE AMAZON SMILE If you shop online, this is a no-brainer. Go to smile.amazon.com, select your non-profit (hopefully us!), and shop! A portion of your order will support 100 Mile Club at no additional cost to you. Bookmark smile.amazon.com for continued support year-round! Click the link below to visit Amazon and automatically select 100 Mile Club as your chosen non-profit. Thank you!  GIVE YOUR VOICE ONLINE! It’s the little things that go a long way. Share your 100 Mile Club story with us on social media or reshare our post; it helps more than you think! Go to 100 Mile Club Social Accounts and follow us.   We appreciate you and thank you for running 30 years strong with […]

Jingle through December!🔔🏃‍♂️

The MOST FUN and FESTIVE holiday season is here! Help keep the tradition strong by joining us for the Norco Parade of Lights in Norco, California. Wear LIGHTS with your favorite holiday costume and spread good cheer! Can’t join us? No problem. HOST your theme holiday-inspired runs and share your holiday spirit with us. Jingle all the way with friends and family with our favorite themes for December: December MustDash. Yes, everyone wears mustaches for this one. It will keep your lips warm!! Jingle Bell Jog. Attach jingle bells to little running feet using pipe cleaners and listen to the miles! Red Nose Run. Enjoy the holiday spirit by wearing your best reindeer antlers with a red nose. Together, we’re committed to making running jolly this holiday season. Create wonderful memories with friends and family by having fun and staying active this Christmas season. MILES.UGLY SWEATERS.REPEAT. 🏃🎄🏃‍♀️

GIVING❤️SEASON! Help 100 Mile Club Founder Kara Lubin sponsor 1,000 kids nationwide this season of giving!

Health, Happiness, And True Personal Success! Dear 100 Mile Club Nation, Do you want to change the life of a child? Join 100 Mile Club Founder Kara Lubin and her runners at Jefferson Elementary in their journey to give sMILES to 1,000 students (30 classrooms nationwide) to celebrate our 30th Anniversary on this Giving Tuesday.  Since 1993, over 1.2 million kids have accepted the 100 Mile Club challenge. Our inclusive, evidence-based program makes fitness fun for children of all abilities. Your donation will directly sponsor children, providing incentives and support for any child who wishes to accept this challenge.  ❤️Support kids nationwide! ❤️ 30 CLASSROOMS = 1,000 STUDENTS = 100,000 MILES [trx_columns fluid=”no” count=”3″] [trx_column_item] [/trx_column_item] [trx_column_item] [/trx_column_item] [trx_column_item] [/trx_column_item] [/trx_columns] If your means do not allow you to give money, there are still ways to participate in #GivingTuesday! Here are two ways to give:  GIVE AMAZON SMILE If you shop online, this is a no-brainer. Go to smile.amazon.com, select your non-profit (hopefully us!), and shop! A portion of your order will support 100 Mile Club at no additional cost to you. Bookmark smile.amazon.com for continued support year-round! Click the link below to visit Amazon and automatically select 100 Mile Club as your chosen non-profit. Thank you!  GIVE YOUR VOICE ONLINE! It’s the little things that go a long way. Share your 100 Mile Club story with us on social media or reshare our post; it helps more than you think! Go to 100 Mile Club Social Accounts and follow us.   We appreciate you and thank you for running 30 years strong with us. We are THANKFUL for any donation, and we recognize that we could not do it without your loyalty and support. Together, we are reducing childhood obesity and inactivity and ensuring healthier habits for students and […]