For the second year in a row, Pagosa Springs Elementary students have accepted a grand fitness challenge. The challenge, called the 100 Mile Club, is part of a national program that is sponsored locally by the San Juan Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). The 100 Mile Club presents students with a straight forward goal: run, jog or walk 100 miles over the course of the school year.
This year we have 62 participants which includes, students, parents and staff members. We meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 7:30-7:55 on the lower soccer field to give our bodies and brains a jump start on learning. On Tuesdays and Thursdays we will meet after school from 3:30-4:00 pm to bolster our mileage logs.
Collectively we have already traveled over 454 miles! That is the distance from Los Angeles to Tuscon Arizona or San Francisco to San Diego, California!
Congratulations to Case Matteson. He is our first 25 miler. In another 1.2 miles Case will have run the distance of a Marathon, 26.2 miles!
Making the program unique are life lessons in goal-setting, determination, and team spirit delivered alongside exercise rather than compete against each other. Students are members of the 100 Mile Club "team" where every student has the opportunity to be successful. Whether they run, jog or walk towards their goal the 100 mile club inspires students of all abilities to be actively challenged in an accepting and positive environment.