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.

There’s no teacher training, set up, tidy up, or equipment required.

It’s fully inclusive; every child, whatever their circumstances, age or ability, succeeds at The Daily Mile!


Benefits of The Daily Mile:

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!

Once signed up, schools have the opportunity to receive free resources including maps, worksheet and stickers to complete the latest campaign.


Sign up here

New Campaign: Commonwealth Games Legacy Challenge 

After the UK hosted a successful Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, we need your help to run, jog, wheel or walk the Games to its next location!

As part of the Commonwealth Games National Legacy, The Daily Mile Foundation with support from Sport England and the National Lottery have created a free resource that inspires children to be active by taking them on a virtual journey across the globe.

The 21-day journey is from Birmingham to Victoria, Australia, who will host the next Commonwealth Games in 2026. The free Map and Passport enable primary schools and nurseries to learn about the athletes, landmarks and cultures of nations that visited the UK for the Games, whilst improving their physical and emotional health with The Daily Mile.

Contact Tom.Weller@ActiveEssex.org to receive your free resources.


The Daily Mile 2022/23 Webinar

Monday 26th September: 16:00-16:30 The Daily Mile is a free initiative which sees pupils run, jog or walk for 15 minutes a day, at least 3 times per week in your school. Active Essex provides advice and guidance, along with a free welcome pack, challenge materials and online resources to get you started. In this webinar we will be joined by The Daily Mile Programme Manager who will be discussing the impact The Daily Mile can have to a child's wellbeing, concentration levels and physical health along with the upcoming exciting 2022/23 campaigns including: The Commonwealth Games Legacy Challenge!

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Country Parks team up with The Daily Mile

The Daily Mile is now featured in five Country Parks across the county. 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!

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

Contact Information

To get in contact with Tom Weller – Children & Young People Projects Officer Tom.Weller@ActiveEssex.org

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