New York Road Runners Initiative

Our Rising Road Runners getting ready to exercise with a fun game of Card Cardio.

Hyde’s elementary students are practicing their running skills this fall through Mighty Milers, a New York Road Runners initiative designed to help our students develop the ability, confidence, and desire to be physically active for life. While working diligently on their academics, students are also staying active and healthy virtually with Mighty Milers. 

Latea O’Kane, K-1 Academic Dean, one of 4 head coaches for this program said, “I believe the earlier you have healthy habits the better off you will be as an adult. It is amazing to see the consistency of kids who show up to the meetings. This means they are already forming good habits because they are committed to their health and learning more ways to be fit.“ 

This is a perfect example of our students building their character by showing concern for their health. It’s great to see how they are taking advantage of this initiative virtually. Their unwavering motivation shows that we all can live a healthy lifestyle!