Race Across the USA

MicheleLower El - Ms. Chelsea, Lower El - Ms. Dama, Middle School, News & Events, Upper Elementary

  • We are so excited that the runners from Race Across the USA will be here on April 22nd to talk to our 1-8th graders. Here’s what they are doing:
  • The Race Across USA is a footrace scheduled for January 16 through June 2, 2015 (140 days). The cause is childhood fitness. All proceeds for this event will go to 100 Mile Club® – a 501(c)3 organization.
  • The running distance from California to Washington D.C. will total 3,080 miles.
  • There will be 12 core team runners who will run across the entire country. Up to 18 runners will join the core team for a state or one of our four-day events.
  • Runners will run stages that are approximately 26.2 miles (a marathon) long and participate in expos with students and the local community to get the word out.
  • The event will start in Huntington Beach, California and pass through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and finally Washington D.C. On June 2, the runners will finish the day at the White House in Washington D.C.
  • The goals for the Race Across USA are three fold: a) Raise awareness about the epidemic of childhood inactivity in young people, b) Raise funds to sponsor students who cannot afford the cost of qualified activity programs and c) Inspire children to make vigorous physical activity a consistent part of their daily lives.
  • The 100 Mile Club challenges kids to run (or walk) 100 miles in a school year. Incentives such as a t-shirt or a wristband are earned along the way. Students are awarded a gold medal if they run 100 miles by the end of the school year. The 100 Mile Club was started 20 years ago by Kara Lubin, a special needs teacher in California.
  • For more information on the run, visit the website RaceAcrossUSA.org. For more information about the 100 Mile Club, visit 100MileClub.com.