The Miles for Music 1 Miler is structured to allow children to compete in a real road race – and to help the kids learn the important lesson of actively contributing to their school and their community – in this case, to help support the cause of music education in our local schools.
For Kids looking for a bit more challenge, or Parents, Teachers & Friends wanting to join a school team – there’s the 5K Race. The races start at the same time and finish at the same location – the Victory Recovery Area. Together, both events provide a great way for the entire family to enjoy an active afternoon in the park.
The concept is to register schools with Miles for Music and then build a team of runners/walkers for each school – comprised of students, parents, and teachers. The larger the school’s team, the greater the contribution we’ll direct to that school’s music program.
IS YOUR SCHOOL REGISTERED?
New Jersey Event Info/School Listing – CLICK HERE
Pennsylvania Event Info/School Listing – CLICK HERE
If you don’t see your child’s school listed, speak with your child’s teacher about registering your school – remember to refer them to the TEACHERS INFO page for your event.
Please Note! Parents/Teachers, you are encouraged to run with your child, but it is not mandatory. Remember though, the more people running for your school team – the greater your fundraising opportunities. If you do choose to run, you will be required to register and wear a race bib/number. For safety, no one is allowed on the course without a bib.
For lost parent/child reasons, ensure that the child’s bib contains his/her information and the parent’s cell phone number. If you have a younger child in a stroller accompanying you, that child will have to be entered in the event and have a bib number to be on the course.
Q – How does my school become a Miles for Music school?
A – Miles for Music is available to all schools within New Jersey, New York, & Pennsylvania. If your school is not listed, please fill out the School Request Form and we will contact you with further information.
Q – Who should register our school?
A – One Miles for Music Lead Teacher from each school is designated as the point person for each school and is responsible for maintaining the school’s team.