Mighty Milers is changing! The new program is called Rising New York Road Runners. It looks pretty similar to the old Mighty Milers. As of now, I'm planning to chug along for the 2017/2018 school year with after school running on Wednesday. I am starting with 3rd through 5th this year and will add 2nd after the winter break. Just for the record, all kids 2nd - 5th will earn miles and prizes during school, so even if you are unable to stay after school, you are still entered in Mighty Milers.
The day and time (Wednesdays after school until 4:30) is the same, but the focus will be different. This will be a club for kids who want to test themselves actually running :). We will take times, have races, and target races in the area to attend as a team. From what I've read about the new program, it focuses on creating runners who strive to continue a healthy lifestyle into adulthood. I've warned the kids that lack of effort and not coming with proper attire (think shoes) will result in a strike - and two strikes will result in getting asked to take a break. I tried to make it clear that it has nothing to do with speed, but a focus on effort and running.
I'm looking to begin the after school running the first week of October. Texas is just too hot to begin earlier! I will distribute permission slips and hopefully post one on this page.
*******Breaking News - Last day of Mighty Milers will be April 12th ********************