JBE 100 Mile Club Frequently Asked Questions 2020-2021
1. What is the mission of The 100 Mile Club?
The mission of The 100 Mile Club is to engage and empower kids and families to achieve a healthy lifestyle through physical activity nationwide; to prevent childhood inactivity and obesity, one child, one school, and one community at a time.
2. When and where does the JBE 100 Mile Club (100MC) meet?
Under normal circumstances, 100MC Coaches are on the track in front of the school every Wednesday and Friday morning (except holidays) from 7:45 – 8:15 am to allow students to earn laps before school. But, we all know that this year is anything but normal! Due to restrictions related to COVID-19, the JBE 100MC will temporarily hold off on our traditional before school runs for at least the first nine weeks of school. At the end of the first quarter, we will reassess conditions to determine if it is possible to return to our traditional morning runs.
3. When will the JBE 100 Mile Club (100MC) officially start?
Students can begin earning credit for 100MC miles beginning September 15, 2020.
4. Are there specific days we can earn miles?
Participants can 100 Mile Club credit for miles walked or run on school days. Allowing miles only on days when school is in session will make for an easier transition once we (hopefully) return to our regular in-person runs. This means no miles should be logged for weekends or holidays.
5. So how will my student earn miles?
Because of the unique situation, the national organization of The 100 Mile Club has opened up opportunities for students to earn miles from home, whereas in a typical year all miles are earned on school grounds or during other 100MC supervised events. This means that your student can run/walk laps around your neighborhood, at a local park, indoors on a treadmill, etc.
6. Can my student participate if we have chosen Duval Homeroom?
Absolutely! Our program has the flexibility to allow your student to participate in the JBE 100 Mile Club Program regardless of whether he/she is attending class in the school building or online.
7. How will my child track miles?
If he/she is not running/walking a pre-measured route such as a standard track, you can use fitness trackers or built in health/wellness apps on mobile phones to determine distance. In addition, mobile apps such as World Walking, Strava, or Runkeeper can be a great way to maintain accurate, precise mile tracking. PLEASE NOTE: due to the unique circumstances of allowing students to track miles from home, we will be requiring that all miles be verified by a parent or guardian before being submitted for tallying.
8. How will we submit miles to the JBE 100MC?
We will be utilizing an online submission process for the reporting of miles. We have developed a Google Form for parents to submit their student’s miles every Friday. JBE 100MC volunteers will then add these to overall miles to determine when each runner reaches MILEstones.
9. Can I (or a sibling or friend) run laps for my child and have those miles counted towards his or her total?
The 100 Mile Club is a personal journey toward a very personal goal. For that reason, only miles earned by the student will be counted.
10. Can a child register for The 100 Mile Club after the official start of the program?
Of course! Students can register at any time during the school year.
11. What is the cost?
The cost to register for the program is $10.00 per participant. This fee covers all MILEstone incentives, including the 25 Mile t-shirt, 50 Mile pencil, 75 Mile wristband, and 100 Mile Gold Medal. But remember, a student must earn 25 miles in order to receive the 25 Mile t-shirt!
12. How do we submit our payment?
We are excited to announce that we now have the ability to receive payments online! All JBE 100 Mile Club Registration Fees will be posted to the School Cash Online site (https://DCPS.
schoolcashonline.com). Simply log in (you may need to create an account if your student does not already have one), add the JBE 100 Mile Club Registration Fee to your cart, and continue with payment!
The 100 Mile Club is a personal journey toward a very personal goal. It is not a race with anyone but yourself. We never compare individuals. We never race or compete between classes or individuals to see who makes 100 miles “first.” 100 Mile Club is not an external competition, rather the competition is with your biggest rival: yourself. We award individuals together and celebrate each other’s accomplishments.