The Daily Mile

Running track

The Daily Mile is a social physical activity, with children running or jogging – at their own pace – in the fresh air with school friends. 

How does The Daily Mile work?

  • It takes place in 15 minutes, with most children averaging a mile or more each day
  • There's no set up, tidy up or equipment needed
  • Staff don't need to be trained and there's no extra workload for teachers
  • Children run in their uniforms, so no kit or changing time is needed

What are the benefits?

  • It's social, non-competitive and fun
  • It takes place outdoors (the weather is a benefit, not a barrier)
  • Children return to class ready to learn
  • It helps improve fitness and maintain a healthy weight
  • It's fully inclusive - every child, whatever their circumstances, age or ability, can take part 

If you’d like some support and advice setting up The Daily Mile in your school, or if you'd like a pilot session to be delivered, Gary Young, Regional Coordinator at Rise, can help. Email

If you’d like further information about the Daily Mile please visit