Welcome to another year at Jacksonville Beach Elementary! Whether your student will be attending in person or through Duval Homeroom, we have made certain that he/she will still have the opportunity to participate in The 100 Mile Club®. So as we begin the new school year, we would like to introduce (or re-introduce!) you to The 100 Mile Club®.

The 100 Mile Club® was started almost 30 years ago by Kara Lubin, an elementary school teacher in California. 100 Mile Club® is now a non-profit organization with participating schools in all 50 states, whose sole mission is to provide to all individuals the opportunity to experience fitness and TRUE personal success by Accepting the Challenge of running (or walking) 100 miles at school during a single school year.

This year will be the 8th year we have Accepted the Challenge at JBE, and we are so excited! Last year, our students (along with some staff and parents!) ran or walked a combined total of over 26,000 miles! You will be amazed at how quickly the miles add up for your student, and how the love for running begins to build.

Through the journey toward 100 miles, your child will practice personal goal setting, team spirit, perseverance, poise, confidence, and honest self-evaluation. When your registered child reaches 25 miles, he/she will be presented with a t-shirt that is designed to show off your child’s accomplishments throughout the year. As your child reaches other MILEstones, we all celebrate together. When your registered child reaches 100 miles, he or she will be awarded with a beautiful gold medal at our Year-End Award Ceremony.

We know the start to this school year is so different from that of past years, and we are sure you have many questions. Please be sure to see our FAQ list and registration form for additional information. Also, look for our JBE-specific Facebook page at  JBE 100 Mile Club for weather updates, schedule information, and other communications. We look forward to celebrating your child’s accomplishments both on the track and in the classroom. See you on the track!!

Sincerely,

Coach Peggy Tattersall and the JBE 100 Mile Club Volunteer Team