100 Mile Club & Somerset County
100 Mile Club engages and empowers kids and families to achieve a healthy lifestyle through physical activity nationwide; preventing childhood inactivity and obesity, one child, one school, and one community at a time, benefiting both physical and mental health. A New Balance Foundation supported program, 100 Mile Club is offered in all schools in Somerset County either before, during or after school.
Since 2016, 2,500+ Somerset County students have accumulated over 200,000 miles in 100 Mile Club!
465 students in Somerset County participated in 100 Mile Club either in person or at home with parents while remote.
More than 20 schools in Somerset County have started and maintained school-based running clubs due to the successful collaboration between Move More Kids and 100 Mile Club®. The work of Move More Kids has been essential in encouraging, growing, empowering, and sustaining coaches, schools and communities in Somerset County. We are grateful for their partnership.
Kara Lubin, M.A.Ed. | Founder & CEO, 100 Mile Club
Meet Gabriel – an energetic first grader that loves the 100 Mile Club and had a goal to reach 500 miles this school year. Gabriel’s mom contacted me early on in the school year when he wasn’t able to participate at school as they were on a hybrid schedule with no after school programming allowed due to COVID restrictions. Their family was dealing with a lot as Gabriel’s grandmother had been recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Running was his outlet and his passion and the 100 Mile Club kept him focused and positive. Gabriel completed a weekly spreadsheet of his daily fitbit miles and his mom would send them, along with a photo of him doing his favorite physical activity. The Move More Kids Program shared his story throughout the year on our social media and he became quite popular. He became so popular that the 100 Mile Club reached out and asked if he would participate in the Good Morning America segment on their program! At year end, he completed over 800 miles!
He also participated in the 100 Mile Club’s Summer program, Club 262 completing 402 miles over the Summer months!
The Hartwell Brothers
The Hartwell brothers were in full competition with each other to see who could get the most miles.
Bryce finished with 833 miles and his younger brother Jacob finished with 731 miles!
For more information about the 100 Mile Club, please visit: 100mileclub.com