Students, parents, run for health, medals
Photos and Story By SANDRA STOKLEY, Staff Writer, Press-Enterprise
To say that the Jurupa Unified School District’s 100 Mile Club program is a success would be an understatement.
More than 300 children, parents and teachers showed up at a recent “open run” at Rubidoux High School’s Hawkins Stadium.
“It’s a great way to keep families connected in a positive way,” Troth Street Elementary School principal Jose Campos said as he watched participants walk, trot and jog around the track.
At the completion of each lap, monitors marked wristbands worn by the children and some parents. Four laps equal a mile.
The goal of the 100 Mile Club, which was developed by Corona-Norco Unified School District teacher Kara Lubin, is to get kids outside and be active. Students who log 100 miles during the school year receive a medal.
David Doubravsky, the assistant superintendent for education services, said the Jurupa school district started its 100 Mile Club three years ago with just three schools participating: Sky Country, Troth Street and Glen Avon elementary schools
This year, all 16 Jurupa elementary schools are involved, and Doubravsky said hundreds of students and parents are taking part in the “open runs” on Tuesday at Rubidoux High School and Wednesday at Jurupa Valley High School.
Running and being active helps children not only stay physically fit but mentally alert as well, Doubravsky said. READ MORE.