BE A MILER! - National RUN A MILE DAYS

Tue, 9 March 2010 - 8:12 a.m. MT
Credit: Dave Watt - American Running Association

BE A MILER        

NATIONAL RUN A MILE DAYs set for May 6-8

Join the American Running Association (ARA) this May 6, 7 or 8 to RUN A MILE.  Why the Mile?  Is it because all speed is measured in miles per hour?  Or is it because the mile is  standard unit of distance measurement from one town to the next?   Maybe it’s just the best way to start a fitness program in America.

The NATIONAL RUN A MILE DAYs is a great opportunity to get boys and girls interested in getting in shape and measuring their fitness level.  It is also a chance to run one of the great track events in history, the mile.  Our NATIONAL RUN A MILE DAY celebrates the barrier broken back on May 6, 1954 by Roger Bannister of the United Kingdom who became the first person to break the 4 minute barrier in the mile.  

Commit to “BE A MILER”.  Your goal can be simple.  Run four laps on the track.  PE classes in schools can choose either May 6 or May 7 and have all classes in the school participate.  Clubs or groups can gather on Saturday May 8 and run the mile.

RUN A MILE and groups can receive:


*Pre-printed RUN A MILE DAY certificates to hand out to all participants
*Opportunity to purchase discounted MILE RUN DAY t-shirts
*Post photos for groups on the ARA and Youth Runner websites
*8 week Mile Training Program for youth participants
*Your stories printed in Youth Runner and on the ARA website
*Event Operations Guide to organize your own “NATIONAL RUN A MILE DAY” event
 

Date:      May 6, 7 or 8, 2010

Where:   Your city, town, and school------a high school track would be best

When:    Anytime that day

Who:      Elementary aged youth up to senior citizens

 

*If you are interested in Running the Mile as a group or school, email and / or call ARA:

Email:  and call Dave or Maria:  301-913-9517 x 12 or 13.

 BE A MILER!

 An American Running Association Production™

www.americanrunning.org



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