mighty-milers.jpgSince October, about a 1,000 North Carolina students have been running laps before school.

The Mighty Milers is part of a New York City student running club and it has grown to include 100,000 students in 49 states and South Africa, logging over 1.6 million miles so far.

While the reduces child obesity rates, teachers see other benefits.

“I think it helps kids with their self-esteem,” said Aquadale Elementary School site coordinator Diane Walker. “I think it gets them excited about getting exercise. They like the social part of it too.”

(WATCH the video at News-14 Charlotte)

Thanks to Ruth and Dave Marsh for sending the link!

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