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100 Mile Club

2016-2017 Gate City Elementary 100 Mile Club® Family Night Kick-Off!


Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join us for the first family night walk/jog/run of the 2016-2017 100 Mile Club® year!




  • Miles can be earned by doing laps around the walking path in the play ground area (7 laps equals 1 mile) or around the Gate City Elementary block (on the sidewalk; each lap around the block is 0.6 mile).
  • Parents can walk/jog/run with their child/children and learn more about the 100 Mile Club®.



  • Wear your 100 Mile Club® t-shirts from previous years!
  • Students, parents, and siblings who enroll in the 100 Mile Club® during the Family Night will receive their Challenge ID cards!
  • An awesome snack will be available for walkers/joggers/runners after they are finished earning miles.
  • Please bring water to stay hydrated while doing laps.
  • The school building will be closed, so no restrooms will be available during the event. Please prepare accordingly.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!

Jessica Christensen, Carol Kirkpatrick, Melissa Snell

Gate City Elementary 100 Mile Club® Co-Champions/Coaches


100 Mile Club Information:


Hello 100 Mile Club® at Gate City Elementary!

Some of you have completed a registration form for your child/children (and yourselves!) for the 100 Mile Club® this year already. If not, no worries! I am sending this e-mail to provide information about the 100 Mile Club® program at Gate City Elementary for new families and teachers and as a reminder for our veteran participants! 

The 100 Mile Club® is a school-based program that encourages the students to walk, jog, or run 100 miles by the end of the school year. Kindergarten students have the goal of 100 "mini-miles": 1/2 mile = 1 mile, so their goal is 50 miles total. Teachers, parents, and siblings are encouraged to participate, too! Each student (or parent, sibling, or teacher) who participates will receive a certificate of participation at the end of the school year. Additionally, students earn an incentive at each 25-mile milestone: a 100 Mile Club® t-shirt at 25 miles, a gold pencil at 50 miles, a wristband at 75 miles, and a gold medal at 100 miles. The gold medals are awarded at the gold medal ceremony at the end of the school year. Participating in the 100 Mile Club® at Gate City Elementary is FREE, and we track the miles of every student in the school. The $10 fee per child (or adult) covers the cost of the incentive package (i.e., the t-shirt, pencil, wristband, and gold medal). 

Two of the purposes of the 100 Mile Club® are to promote personal success for each student and a sense of "community" within the school. A principle of the 100 Mile Club® is to ensure that all kids have an equal opportunity to achieve the 100 mile goal by the end of the school year. To ensure this equality and fairness, the miles that the students earn must be tracked before, during, and after school at school with either a parent volunteer or his/her teacher. Sports activities do not count. 

The other options for earning miles are participating in the 100 Mile Club® Family Nights and community fun runs. We just have to be sure to let everyone know about the fun runs in time for them to register.

In terms of lap-tracking opportunities for students before, during, and after school, here is the scoop:

Before school: Parent volunteers will  track laps with the students every day before school from 8 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. (weather permitting: if it is colder than 20 degrees outside, windy enough to cause the temperature to be colder than 20 degrees, it is raining, or snowing hard, we will not track laps before school).

After school: Parent volunteers will track laps with the students every day after school for about 30 minutes (1:39 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. on Mondays; 2:39 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays), weather permitting (see note above). 

If you are interested in volunteering to track laps a few days a month, please let me know. We always welcome volunteers!

Teacher-led laps: Our Gate City Elementary teachers help our students earn their miles! Yay!!

I hope the information above gives you an idea about how the 100 Mile Club® works. If you have any further questions, please feel free to e-mail me.

Again, welcome to the Club!


Carol Kirkpatrick

Gate City Elementary 100 Mile Club® Co-Champion/Coach