The 100 Mile Club® provides the opportunity to run or walk 100 miles at school during a single school year and is committed to improving school readiness to learn, creating better educational outcomes, building self-esteem and overall improved health in the lives of children and others.
We are a grass-roots non-profit dedicated to helping our children become healthy, happy, and connected...one child, one school, one community at a time.
4 Years ago, I weighed 400 pounds and could barely walk to my car without becoming breatheless. On October 20th I will be running 100 miles for our youth and a very serious epedemic that they are facing. Childhood Obesity is a VERY real problem and GROWING in the US amongst our children, and the 100 Mile Club, which is the benefiting charity of the 100EC race, strikes at the very heart of this by challenging our children to walk or run 100 miles in the school year.
On a national level, less than 40% of our children meet or exceed the Presidential fitness standards... LESS THAN HALF!!!!!!! Of the 60,000+ children that have taken the challenge and signed up for The 100 Mile Club, over 97% of these children meet or exceed the same standard! THE 100 MILE CLUB WORKS. Unfortunately, many of our "at risk" children are in lower income communities and have a difficult time spending the $10 it takes to enroll a single child in the program.
I AM ASKING FOR YOUR HELP! If you are reading this, it is because you know me or know of my story and I urge you to consider parting with a few dollars to sponsor some of these wonderful youth as I run my heart out for them. ALL proceeds go directly to The 100 Mile Club and I assure you, this is the ONLY charity I ask my friends and family to give to in all of the races I ever do. Please be generous, and my top contributor will recieve a custom made TRI MY WILL Dry Tech Running Shirt from me as a little "Thank you".