Dr. Charles Dupre, FBISD Superintendent (L) and Dr. Thomas Randle, LCISD Superintendent (R), are leading their school districts in a competition to see which district can log the most miles during Million Mile Month.
In 2014, FBISD had the most Million Mile Month registrants out of all participating organizations. This year, they are back with a bigger fitness goal, and brought some friends, LCISD, with them!
“Last year, we logged more miles than any other organization, making us the defending champions. This year, my friend and colleague, Dr. Thomas Randle of LCISD, accepted a challenge to try and beat our FBISD team. As superintendent, I know how well our FBISD community can work together on behalf of children. Our strength in teamwork makes Fort Bend ISD the team to beat,” said Dr. Dupre.
“We are dedicated to equipping our students with life skills, so Fort Bend ISD is eager to participate in a physical fitness challenge that helps children, reduces stress, and promotes wellness,” said Dr. Dupre.
Already nearly 5,000 FBISD staff members, students, parents, and community members have already accepted the challenge to log each mile they walk, run, swim, or bike through April 30. Together, the FBISD community is hoping to log more miles per participant than our neighbors at Lamar Consolidated.
Lamar CISD may be new to Million Mile Month this year, but they are bringing their A game! Check out this video they posted last week.
Erica Finds Blog takes the Million Mile Month Challenge and asks her readers to join her.
“April is here and I have two challenges to tell you about that could help you to feel better and to be a part of something bigger. Bigger and better? Yes, Please!
Million Mile Month is a challenge to accomplish one million miles of physical activity, as a community. It takes place every April. You can also participate in MMM community activities throughout the year. Participants can do any event or workout and log their miles in an easy online tracker. The goal is to get more than a million miles logged in April across all participants and groups. It also encourages youth to be more active which is so important!
How does it work? It is just 3 easy steps:
Register (you can register at $15, $25, $50 or pay what you can >$1). All levels include participation in the M3 April challenge, exclusive discounts, entry to Milestone Prize giveaways and M3 Community membership for one year.
Complete miles throughout April (run, walk, bike, yoga…whatever you like).
Log your miles to help the entire MMM community reach one million miles in April. You can connect to Fitbit or Garmin or manually enter your miles.
Register and log your miles and you can:
Win awesome prizes (bikes, gift cards, fitness trackers and more) just for logging miles.
Get recognized for your hard work on the MMM Leaderboards.
Stay Connected year-round to become a Fitness Millionaire™.
Reduce your risk of heart disease and increase your overall health and wellness.
Be a part of a virtual fitness community.
Million Mile Month has a two major benefits. First, it helps to improve the health and wellness of participants and participating communities. In addition, Million Mile Month benefits the 501c3 nonprofit Cyberways and Waterways (CW). CW focuses on eliminating heart disease, improving the wellness of all individuals and educating children about personal health and the health of the world around them. Good stuff!
KXAN cover Million Mile Month 2015 Kick-Off at Austin City Hall Plaza
AUSTIN (KXAN) — We all know Austin is a pretty fit city. Wednesday kicks off the first day of Million Mile Month, and Austin is celebrating in style.
Fitness fanatics and casual athletes gathered at City Hall Wednesday. They’re encouraging people to track their physical activity in April and collectively run and walk a million miles to beat heart disease.
“Million Mile Month is about fighting that problem, that issue, in a fun way,” said Will Lindow, director of operations for Million Mile Month. “So it’s not kind of lecturing; it’s more about getting out there, getting active, having fun with your community and friends and family.”
Just hours after the nationwide campaign began, Texas is topping the state leaderboard with more than 2,000 miles. Austin is currently the leading city in the nation.
Million Mile Month 2015 Keeps Getting Bigger and Better!
We are honored to have such an amazing list of organizations, businesses and sponsors for Million Mile Month 2015! The event kicks off April 1, but it is not too late to get involved. You can get involved with our free corporate wellness program or sign up as an individual. Plus there are still sponsorship opportunities available for this year’s event.
Want to join this growing list of participating organizations and businesses? Learn more on our corporate wellness page, or email us at email@example.com.
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ABC Home and Commercial Services
Al-Razaq Computing Services
American Heart Assoc
Ann Richards School
Arizona State University
Baldwin County School District
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
Bluebonnet Trails Community Services
City of Austin
City of Dallas
City of Houston
City of Nacogdoches
City of Round Rock
City of Temple
Claremont Graduate University (School of Community and Global Health)
CMHA Red Deer
Culberson County- Allamoore ISD
Dell Medical School
Florida Department of Health in Putnam County
Fort Bend ISD
Frisco Lakes by Del Webb
Glenda’s Health and Fitness Team
Greater Houston Partnership
Harvard University Alumni
Holistic Mom’s Network, SW Chapter
Lamar Consolidated ISD
Michael &Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Mr. Rooter Plumbing – Houston/Montgomery County
Muskogee Public Schools
Ore City ISD
Port San Antonio
Stargel Office Solutions
Texas A&M University
Texas Beef Council
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
Texas Health Institute
Texas Historical Commission
Texas Military Dept
Thrive Chiropractic Center
Together We Can Improve Health in Central Michigan
Toyota – Gulf States
Travis County, TX Departments
University of Texas Medical Branch
Whole Foods Market
We also want to thank our 2015 sponsors and prize donors for making this year’s event amazing. There are still opportunities to reach our highly engaged, and health focused, participants through sponsorship and prize donations. For more details email us at firstname.lastname@example.org