Success Stories

The Race for Health: U.S. Schoolkids Walk and Run 50 Million Miles

December 19, 2016

Billion Mile Race Awards Schools Grants for Community Running Events

(December 19, 2016) BOSTON, MA – American kids are more motivated than ever to get on their feet, and it’s not because of Pokémon GO. More than 1.9 million students across the country have accepted the challenge to walk and run a collective one billion miles in an effort to reverse the alarming growth in obesity rates, which have quadrupled in children ages 6 – 11 since 1980.

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