The Daily Mile™


The Daily Mile may have started out in a single school, but it is now gaining popularity across the world. Rather than focusing solely on fitness it also looks to promote children’s social, emotional and mental well-being.

What Is The Daily Mile?

Unlike cross country running, The Daily Mile is not supposed to be competitive. The main aim is to help children enjoy physical activity and become fit for life, rather than winning the race. It is thought by making it less competitive, The Daily Mile is more inclusive of children of all abilities, and is not as daunting to those who lack self-belief when it comes to sports.

By helping children enjoy exercise and partake daily, it is hoped The Daily Mile will help reduce the threat of obesity, and have a positive impact on children’s overall well-being and mental health.