Schools & Nurseries Involved
- England 3,100+
- Scotland 880+
- Belgium 875+
- Republic of Ireland 380+
- Wales 360+
- Netherlands 230+
- Northern Ireland 150+
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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, making them fitter, healthier, and more able to concentrate in the classroom.Read More
The Daily Mile is easy to implement and fun to do. All children enjoy it and participate happily. Read founder Elaine’s top ten essentials for successfully implementing The Daily Mile in any school setting.Read More
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What they say
A lot of time in school is spent indoors and sitting down so the chance to go outside every day for just 15 minutes and run a mile is sure to boost the mental and physical health of children throughout Ireland. I strongly recommend that all schools, teachers and students grasp this opportunity and make The Daily Mile work in your school.Sonia O'Sullivan, Olympic 5,000m Silver Medallist, European & World Champion and Irish women’s mile record holder with 4:17:25 (Oslo 1994).
Sport Ireland is delighted to support The Daily Mile through the Local Sports Partnership network. The Daily Mile is an excellent example of collaboration between a National Governing Body for Sport and the Local Sports Partnerships at a local level, and I am heartened that over 180 schools have already embraced this wonderful initiative. I look forward to the continued roll-out of the initiative across the country in the months ahead.John Treacy, Chief Executive of Sport Ireland
I am thrilled to see Athletics Ireland leading the way on The Daily Mile Primary School initiative that will be a sure winner nationwide. The idea that Primary School children will complete a mile every day during the school terms is something that I am happy to support and endorse. My heartiest congratulations to all involved in the projectDr Ronnie Delany, Olympic 1500m Champion, Melbourne, 1956.
I’m delighted that The Daily Mile will soon be up and running in Primary Schools all around Ireland. It is important that all schools around the country take part in this fantastic initiative as it will educate children the importance of keeping fit and healthy from a young age.Catherina McKiernan, Olympian, 1998 London marathon winner and 1994 European Cross-Country Champion.
The Daily Mile is a brilliantly simple idea. I love it. Since talking to the principal of the primary school who started this in the UK I've been telling anyone who'd listen about The Daily Mile. It'd be great to think that this would be done in every primary school in Ireland. Good luck to everybody involved and remember you'll never regret going for a run.Ray D'Arcy, Irish television and radio presenter.
I’m delighted to lend my support to The Daily Mile initiative in primary schools. Completing the mile is a fun challenge. The more you run or even walk, the easier it gets, and the healthier you become. It’s good for the heart and good for the soul.Eamonn Coghlan, World 5,000m Champion and first man in history to break 3 minutes 50 seconds for the mile indoors with 3:49.78 (USA 1983). Also, the first man over 40 to break 4 minutes for the mile with 3:58.15 (USA 1994).
"As a primary school teacher I have first-hand experience of the outstanding benefits that this initiative can bring to a school, enhancing the physical health and overall wellbeing of participating students, while simultaneously impacting positively on learning and academic achievement in the classroom. I would love for other schools to similarly benefit from this outstanding initiative."Seán Hehir, Primary school teacher and twice Irish National Marathon Champion & International Athlete.
The Daily Mile is a welcome opportunity for all children to become active, whether they jog or run. Participating in The Daily Mile will help our children develop an active lifestyle and greater self-esteem.Ray Flynn, Olympian and Irish Mile record holder with 3:49.77 (Oslo 1982).
The support of teachers in making it a daily activity is critical to the long-term success of The Daily Mile, which I think is a great and important idea.”