page top

red arrow bulletNews

Mighty Milers gives Chase students exercise and opportunities

Jan. 23, 2017

Mighty Milers is a free New York Road Runners program open to children of all fitness levels from prekindergarten to eighth grade. The program is designed to get kids moving in order to combat obesity and other health detriments caused by inactivity.Sometimes students run circles around their teacher, and in Tami Coney’s case, that's a good thing.

Earlier last year,  the Emma C. Chase Elementary School physical education teacher teamed with non-profit New York Road Runners to help bring the 'Mighty Milers' initiative to her students.

Mighty Milers is a free New York Road Runners program open to children of all fitness levels from prekindergarten to eighth grade. The program is designed to get kids moving in order to combat obesity and other health detriments caused by inactivity.

While elementary school students typically don't have to be convinced to run around, the program serves as a constant reminder of the positive effects of a healthy lifestyle.

“The point of the program is to get kids moving, get them running, get them walking, really improve their fitness, fight obesity and build character,” Ms. Coney said. “To date, our students have logged over 1000 miles.”