The walk/run club is designed to give elementary students in west Orange County a foundation of healthy habits. The multiyear program is expected to reach 29 schools by 2027.
In its first year, nearly 400 students at five elementary schools walked or ran more than 6,700 combined miles. In addition:
- Westly’s Mile students saw an overall 2.05-minute improvement in their minute-per-mile pace.
- Parents and caregivers have reported a 17% increase in student participants getting 31-60 minutes of physical activity outside of school.
- 100% of Westly’s Mile coordinators found overall positive health benefits from participating students.
- 67% of Westly’s Miler coordinators have seen increased mental well-being in their students.