The 100 Mile Club was founded in 1992 by Kara Lubin a Special Education Specialist working with students who had been labeled under-achievers, hyper active, and a few other not very success oriented names.
realized that all these kids needed was a focus for their considerable energy and to learn what a goal was and how to achieve it.
started with thirteen students telling them that they were going to run 100 miles during the school year.
Many doubted their ability to meet what sounds like an impossible goal.
However at the end of the school year, not only did every one of the thirteen meet the goal, several exceeded it!
philosophy is simple, she
believes that every individual has the ability to achieve true personal success and a new level of physical fitness by accepting the challenge of running or walking 100 Miles during a single school year.
"You see the more athletic individuals encouraging and mentoring those that might need that little extra boost," says Lubin
, "you also see the slower more focused students showing others how to gain the goal by slow methodical achievement of each step of the goal along the way."
stated, "you have no idea how fun it is to watch a student see an adult wearing a club shirt, and having a conversation about achieving that goal.