Mile Strong Kids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization actively seeking recruits to stand up against obesity and its life-threatening band of diseases–diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and other illnesses that keep joining the forces against human wellness. It is our mission to save as many lives as possible by recruiting members to join our Mile Strong Kids Superhero Organization, an elite group of kids, parents, and allies trained and prepared to fight against the destructive forces of obesity.
How do I Become a Mile Strong Kid?
One way is by attending our Mile Strong Kids Running Club meet-ups held every Saturday from February 9th to March 30th (except March 23rd) at W.Z. Burke Elementary–10111 Terra Oak San Antonio, TX 78250. The meet-ups start at 8 AM and end at 9 AM.
If you want to attend a meet-up, your parent will first sign you up at our registration table. After that, you will then be given the mission of completing an approximately 1-mile long course with several “challenges” along the way (your parent may join you if you wish). Once you’ve completed the course at least one time, you will officially become a Mile Strong Kid earning a necklace and a token as an award for your accomplishment. And as a superhero with new found powers to take on obesity, you will be able to really show us your true strength by completing the route as many times as you’d like, earning as many tokens as you can. Your superhero abilities will be celebrated by having your name added to our Superheroes Wall with the number of miles you have earned in the weeks you attend the Mile Strong Kids Running Club meet-ups.
And there’s more you can accomplish at our meet-ups. If you are able reach 12-miles, you will also earn your place on the Wall of Fame, making you an official Mile Strong Kid Hall-of-Famer! As an award, you will receive a 12-mile pendant to add to your necklace, alongside the collection of tokens you have already received….You will even be able to earn 24-, 36-, and 48-mile pendants!
How else can I become a Mile Strong Kid?
Another way you can become a Mile Strong Kid is possible only if your school, or other organization you attend, requests that we set-up an obstacle challenge at their location. If so, Mile Strong Kids may come out and set up an obstacle course, approximately a mile-long, to offer kids like you the opportunity to become Mile Strong Kids.
If you are successful in completing our challenge at your organization’s location, your name will be added to our Superheroes Wall recognizing you as an official Mile Strong Kid! You may also have a chance to earn as many tokens as possible by completing the course multiple times. However, the number of tokens you must earn to become a Mile Strong Kids Hall-of-Famer depends on the amount of time your school or organization gives you to complete the course.
If your school or organization wants to make the Mile Strong Kids Obstacle Challenge a racing event, you will be able to join the Wall-of-Fame if you are one of the first three boys or girls in your grade level to finish the challenge.
There is also the possibility of earning prizes, medals, and awards for your accomplishments at these events!
What if I can’t attend the Mile Strong Kids Meet-ups or challenges? Is there another way I can become a Mile Strong Kid?
You can also become a Mile Strong Kid and member of the Wall of Fame by completing our Mile Strong Kids Training Log. Once you have walked or run 300 minutes, you may mail or e-mail your log(s) to us. We will then place your name on our Superheroes Wall and Wall of Fame!
Mail log(s) to
Mile Strong Kids
Attn: Training Logs
10650 Culebra Rd. Suite 104-287
San Antonio, TX 78251-4949
E-mail log(s) to
Go For It!
Whatever course you take to challenge obesity–attending our Mile Strong Kids Running Club Meet-ups, finishing an obstacle challenge at your school or organization you’re a part of, or by completing our Mile Strong Kids Training Log–you will have various challenges waiting to foil your mission of becoming a superhero. But don’t let those obstacles deter you, because we know you have what it takes to be a Mile Strong Kid.
Now explore this website, ask one of your parents to download your Mile Strong Kids Training Log, and begin your journey toward discovering your superpowers.
Good luck, future Mile Strong Kid!