Standards-Based Running Games to Spice Up Your Miles

Below are samples of two of our carefully-curated, slightly-silly, standards-based games and activities available to all enrolled 100 Mile Club coaches and schools. They are meant to be a playful addition to or alternative to running laps when (1) the weather is not cooperating, (2) you are stuck in a small space, or (3) when you just want to spice things up a bit. They are highly effective in engaging all students and score high on the fun factor, as well! Mile equivalents are within each lesson plan.

Mile equivalents and tracking strategies are within each lesson plan.

The games and activities sampled below are written in lesson plan form and reference SHAPE America’s National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education

Think of these games and activities as sprinkling salt on a delicious meal: Only use it if you need it and too much is never a good thing. PLEASE use these only as a supplement to running, rolling/pushing (wheelchair), and walking of actual miles. Those forward-moving miles bring sMILES and a sense of true accomplishment…they are where the magic happens!

Enjoy these games and let us know how you liked them.

PUZZLE RELAY: Practice teamwork, encouragement, cooperation, visual-spatial skills, and of course form and pacing.

ACES:  A  fun way to integrate math and strategy in to your effective running session.

The 100 Mile Club® is a free, simple, enjoyable, standards and evidence-based, and highly effective way to assist in the development of physically literate individuals, quality physical education programs, and can serve as a significant part of a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP), addressing needs in all component areas.

Learn more about Program and Package Options, register your school today, and begin the life-changing journey to 100 miles and beyond.




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