Mighty Milers is a free New York Road Runners youth running program for kids of all fitness levels in pre-K through eighth grade. Participants run, skip, and jump together and accumulate miles over the course of the school year. As they reach milestones, they receive rewards from NYRR, including membership cards, T-shirts, medals, and more.
NYRR’s mission is to help and inspire people through running, and Mighty Milers is designed to simply get kids active and excited about moving.
In addition to producing world-class events like the TCS New York City Marathon, NYRR is one of the largest providers of free youth fitness programming in the country, serving more than 215,000 youth in over 1,000 schools and community centers nationwide. Learn more at nyrr.org/youth-and-schools
Days, times and location
The Mighty Milers meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:45 - 8:15. We like to run outside around our great ¼ mile playground loop. However, during the cold mornings we do our best to have fun in the school and meet in the gymnasium.
If you would like to join us, please click here - we’d love to have you!
For monthly updated individual and grade level miles click here.
For the list of mileage incentives click here.
I am very proud of the commitment students are showing to reach the next mileage incentive.
To see our photo gallery click here.
Potential benefits from participation.
A few benefits of exercise: increases cognitive function, increases attention span, reduces stress, improves mood, increases self-esteem, improves sleep, improves immune system function, and reduces restlessness or hyperactivity. Lastly, it's fun and you get to hang out with friends!
Physical Education Teacher