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Run a Mile Day on May 6th
Join the American Running Association (ARA) this May 6, 7 or 8 to RUN A MILE.
Why the Mile? Is it because all speed is measured in miles per hour? Or is it because it is the standard unit of distance measurement from one town to the next? Maybe it’s because it’s the best way to start a fitness program in America.
The NATIONAL RUN A MILE DAY is a great opportunity to get boys and girls interested in getting in shape and measuring their fitness level. It is also a chance to run one of the great track events in history, the mile. Our NATIONAL RUN A MILE DAYs celebrates the barrier broken back on May 6, 1954 by Roger Bannister of the United Kingdom who became the first person to break the 4 minute barrier in the mile.
Commit to “BE A MILER”. Your goal can be simple. Run four laps on the track. PE classes in schools can choose either May 6 or May 7 and have all classes in the school participate. Clubs or groups can gather on Saturday May 8 and run the mile.
BE A MILER!