Mileage Club 2021
School kids on the run–and loving it!
In 2019, Story County
students logged over 56,000 miles
in Mary Greeley's Mileage Club!
Mary Greeley Mileage Club is an eight week walking/running program for central Iowa elementary school children which is coordinated by Mary Greeley Medical Center’s Diabetes and Nutrition Education Center and sponsored by the Mary Greeley Foundation.
Mileage Club was launched in the spring of 2006 with a Harkin Community Wellness Grant. The grant only lasted two years, but the program was so well-liked that Mary Greeley Medical Center opted to take it over. The program has now found a home in Mary Greeley’s Diabetes and Nutrition Education Center, which is a perfect place for it given the center’s focus on issues related to childhood nutrition and obesity.
In 2019, students from 15 Story County elementary and middle schools took part in Mileage Club and together they logged close to 56,300 miles. All students within those schools are invited to participate. Those that choose to are given the opportunity to log miles three days a week during recess. For every five miles a participant logs, they are given prize.
Mileage Club also has a nutrition component. Students are encouraged to eat 56 servings of fruits and 56 servings of vegetables over the course of the program and are given a prize when they have reached that number.
In 2019, nearly 5,000 students participated in Mileage Club -- logging 56,292 miles total! Below are the schools that participated and the number of miles each of them logged. Great job, kids!!
Mileage Club Sponsors
Thank you to the following sponsors to the Mary Greeley Foundation who help make this program possible.
- Ag Leader Technology
- Greater Iowa Credit Union
- NAI Electrical Contractors
- Ames National Corporation and affiliates: First National Bank, Reliance State Bank, State Bank & Trust Co.
- Great Western Bank
- Independence Village of Ames
- Jester Insurance Services
- Northcrest Community
- Shive-Hattery Architecture + Engineering
- Wilson Toyota
- Wolfe Eye Clinic