“Daily Mile” Initiative

  • Community

North Carolina

Gold Hill

Mideast Division

Healthy Bodies = Healthy Minds

Vulcan Materials Gold Hill Quarry provided an in-kind donation of over 300 tons of stone over the course of 2 years for 10 elementary schools in Rowan County, North Carolina. The stone was used to build walking tracks/trails in partnership with Healthy Rowan.

One of Healthy Rowan’s initiatives that Vulcan helps support is The Daily Mile, which aims to improve the physical, emotional and social health and well-being of children attending elementary schools in the region. Participating schools schedule 15 minutes of instructional time for students to walk, run or jog, with children averaging a mile each day.

Daily Mile

This social, non-competitive program encourages children to run outside in the fresh air. Evidence shows that this helps them focus in the classroom and maintain concentration, therefore improving their potential to learn. In 2017, more than 2,000 students participated in The Daily Mile, walking or running at least 60,000 miles.

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