New York Road Runners
2017 Progress Report
Over the next five years, through an investment of $7 million dollars, NYRR will expand the number of participating schools by 20 percent and increase the number of student participants by at least 25 percent. In addition, NYRR will disseminate its free digital teaching resource, Running Start, to at least 2,500 schools.
“NYRR’s free Mighty Milers program continued to grow far beyond our PHA guidelines by engaging more than 200,000 students in 1,100 plus schools and community centers who collectively ran and walked almost 7 million miles. After thirteen years of success however, in September 2017 we replaced Mighty Milers with a new free program we had been developing for two years: Rising New York Road Runners. Created to reach even more youth more effectively and to promote fundamental concepts of 21st century physical education – physical literacy and long term athlete development – Rising New York Road Runners helps youth attain the ability, confidence, and desire to be physically active for life.
"Rising New York Road Runners is a research-based program developed in collaboration with leading organizations in the physical education movement. The program features hundreds of physical literacy games and activities which are fun, adaptable, and developmentally appropriate. Like Mighty Milers, the new program can serve an entire school, with free incentives for participating youth and sites. The program also features a Session Plan Builder, a database that provides teachers with instructions for leading the activities best suited to their specific needs and mapped to national physical education standards.”