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, with children running or jogging – 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.

We want every child to have the opportunity to do The Daily Mile at elementary school, and are now working to build The Daily Mile’s community with schools, sports bodies and other supporters in the US and beyond.

The Daily Mile Works!

   It takes place in 15 minutes, with most children averaging a mile, or more, each day.

   Children run outside in the fresh air – and the weather is a benefit, not a barrier.

   There’s no set up, clean up, and no equipment required.

   No staff training is needed and there is no extra workload for teachers.

   Children run in the clothes they wear to school so no changing time is needed.

   It’s social, non-competitive and fun.

   The children return to class ready to learn.

   It helps to improve fitness and achieve a healthy weight.

   It encourages children to be aware of their health.

   It’s fully inclusive; every child, whatever their circumstances, age or ability, succeeds at The Daily Mile.

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