The 100 Mile Club does not support the counting of laps/miles completed with parents at home, during sports practices, etc…100 Mile Club is a TEAM at school. We don’t want to marginalize anyone because they do not have the ability to join an outside sport.
We need to keep everyone’s experience and journey as consistent as possible, and we cannot do this if kids are given “free” miles, miles at home, for soccer practice, football, or other sports to which some children have zero access. This is our position after 20 years of experiences…
The Mission of The 100 Mile Club™ is to provide to all students the opportunity to experience the powerful feeling of fitness and TRUE personal success by Accepting the Challenge of running (or walking) 100 miles at school during a single school year.
The words AT SCHOOL truly help us focus our vision and clearly state that miles completed must be done at school while on track.
The 100 Mile Club® is an at school activity, and allowing for extra miles for some while others do not get the same opportunity truly cheapens the process. Also, the Team Spirit piece is removed since all are not sharing the same experience.
We want our students to experience this journey together.