The Initiative in Essex

The Daily Mile (TDM) is a free and simple initiative that aims to increase the physical activity levels of school children to help them access the physical health, mental health and wellbeing benefits every day. Download our report into the impact of the Essex Daily Mile!

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!


We recently published a webinar all about the Daily Mile, and how to implement it, which you can access here.

Why should you implement The Daily Mile in your school?

Alongside our recently published Report, we have produced a one page infographic, highlighting the benefits and impact The Daily Mile has on schools and their pupils.

Take a look at our Infographic here, or see the image below

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

The Daily Mile Laps to Lapland

Santa’s reindeer need to get back to Lapland to pull the sleigh in time for Christmas Eve! Doing The Daily Mile will help them fly back home – every time you complete one, add it to the map and see their journey unfold.

Will they get back in time to deliver Santa’s presents? It’s down to your class!

Click here for more information

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


Junior Park Run

Looking to get your kids involved in your local junior parkrun?

Every Saturday morning Junior Park Run takes place across Essex with runners embracing the amazing community, running with friends, breaking personal bests each Saturday at 9am.

Junior parkrun is an inclusive, free, weekly event held every Sunday at 9 am for children aged between 4 and 14 years old.

The goal is to get children more active whether they run, jog, walk, or even skip the 2km distance!

Find your nearest Essex Junior Park Run below:

Junior Park Runs Across Essex

Chelmsford Juniors

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Lake Meadows Juniors

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Northlands Juniors

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Hawkwell Juniors

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Burnham Riverside Juniors

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Maldon Prom Juniors

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Great Notley Juniors

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Harlow Juniors

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Roding Valley Juniors

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Colchester Juniors

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Clacton Juniors

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Cliff Park Juniors

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Contact Information

To get in touch, contact Tom Weller

Tom Weller

Senior Children and Young People Projects Officer


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