What is The Daily Mile™?

The Daily Mile is simple and free and gets children out of the classroom for fifteen minutes every day to run or jog, at their own pace, with their classmates, when the teacher chooses, making them fitter, healthier, and more able to concentrate in the classroom.

How to Sign Up to The Daily Mile?

Does your school currently participate in The Daily Mile? Sign up using the below link, to receive a welcome pack, 1:1 support and a chance to enter termly competitions!

Sign up here

Country Parks teams up with The Daily Mile

In exciting news, The Daily Mile is coming to Country Parks across the county this Half Term! What better way to enjoy some quality family time than a walk in nature?

Head to your local country park and complete the route using the handy maps below. Don’t forget to tag us in your pictures!

NEW: Daily Mile Country Park Maps

Hadleigh Country Park


Danbury Country Park


Great Notley Country Park


Belhus Woods Country Park


Garon Park


See Below to Download and Access Resources for School and Home-Learning Use:

Social Distancing Guidance for Schools

The Daily Mile always happens outdoors and, while social distancing restrictions are in place, can help schools to keep children active and improve their health and wellbeing:

The Daily Mile – Social Distancing Guidance

The Daily Mile at Home Challenges

To keep your family active and motivated, we’ve worked hard with our fantastic partners at London Marathon Events to create weekly challenges for The #DailyMileAtHome! To view all our Family Fun Challenges, please see below:

Week 1 Challenges

Week 2 Challenges

NEW: Mount Mile Challenge!

Assemble at base camp where schools all over the county will launch their expedition up Mount Mile:

Mount Mile A3 RGB Poster

Mount Mile A3 Ink-Safe Poster (Print Friendly)

Mount Mile Counters

Mount Mile Information Sheet

The Daily Miles Destinations Challenge!

Travel the Great Wall of China, soak up the spray of Niagara Falls, stand in awe as the sun rises over the Pyramids of Giza and visit Chile’s Easter Island…Whatever your journey looks like this year, let The Daily Mile Destinations help you along the way, keeping your pupils fit, focused and flourishing – the journey is in your hands!

The Daily Mile Destinations Map

The Daily Mile Destinations Passport

The Daily Mile Destinations Counters

The Daily Mile Destinations Fact Sheet

The Daily Mile Destinations Information Sheet

Contact Information

To get in contact with Tom Weller – Children & Young People Projects Officer for Essex.
Please E-mail me at: Tom.Weller@ActiveEssex.org

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