About The Daily Mile

The goal of The Daily Mile is to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of our children – regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances.

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The Daily Mile is a social and physical activity where children run, jog or roll – at their own pace – in the fresh air with friends. Children can occasionally walk to catch their breath, if necessary, but the goal should be to run or jog for the full 15 minutes. Currently, over three million children worldwide are benefiting from The Daily Mile. Our goal is to see The Daily Mile in every elementary school in America so all our nation’s young children stay active and healthy!


Here’s why your class or school should sign up today …

   Students improve their physical, mental , emotional, and social health.

  Schools experience the all the benefits of The Daily Mile without spending any money. It’s Free!

  Teachers can teach with less class interruption as students return from The Daily Mile more focused and eager to learn.

   School morale increases as teachers connect with students outside the rigors of class, and build healthy relationships.

  Teacher can access free print-and-play resources to incorporate The Daily Mile with their classroom culture and curriculum!

  The Daily Mile is a great SEL tool that also improves overall teacher wellness.


Who can do The Daily Mile?

The Daily Mile is for elementary school children and their teachers. Any elementary class or school can implement the program without the need for staff training, special equipment, or lesson plans.


When do you do The Daily Mile?

The Daily Mile is 15 minutes seat-to-seat where teachers take the class outside, allow students to run, walk, jog, or roll and bring them back to class. Teachers know when The Daily Mile works best for their class and many do it when …

  Students need to burn off excess energy

  Students are having trouble focusing

  Before difficult subject matters or lessons

  Teachers need time to reconnect with students


The Daily Mile Features:

  It’s FREE

  It’s simple and easy – no training, prep work, or equipment required

  It’s all-inclusive – students can walk, run, jog or even roll  at their own pace

  It’s fast – just 15 minutes of the school day

   The Daily Mile Community is worldwide – see our Global Map

   It’s FUN!


Hear from teachers just like you!

I believe The Daily Mile will have a huge impact on young people's lives, helping children across the US to be fitter, healthier and happier. I'm delighted to be supporting The Daily Mile, and hope that every child has the opportunity to take part in this fantastic initiative.

Colin Jackson, Olympic 110m hurdles Medallist