The Daily Mile™:

The Chief Medical Officer recommends that all children and young people should engage in an average number of 60 daily minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity across the week. This allows for greater flexibility for how and when children and young people can achieve the recommended levels of physical activity, and The Daily Mile aims to become a key element in this process.

The Daily Mile is a simple, but effective initiative – it gets children jogging or running with their classmates, at their own pace, for 15 minutes each day at a time that is convenient for the school and individual teachers.

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The Daily Mile is successful because…

  • it is simple and free

  • it takes place for 15 minutes, each day, with most children averaging a mile or more in distance

  • children run outside in the fresh air – and the weather is a benefit, not a barrier

  • there’s no set up, tidy up, or equipment required

  • children run in their uniforms so no kit or changing time is needed

  • it’s social, non-competitive and fun

  • it’s fully inclusive; every child, whatever their circumstances, age or ability, takes part in The Daily Mile.

Benefits & Research

Taking part in The Daily Mile has lots of benefits for children’s physical health, mental health and well-being, and their learning. A growing network of researchers around the world are studying the benefits of The Daily Mile, with emerging research being published in many academic journals.

More than 9,500 schools are already registered for The Daily Mile in over 60 countries. To see why your school should be doing The Daily Mile and for more information on the research conducted, The Daily Mile initiative itself and to sign-up, please follow the links below.



The Daily Mile Website

The Daily Mile Website

Sign-up Here

Sign-up Here

The Daily Mile Local Coordinator - Tyne & Wear

Our very own Daily Mile Local Coordinator can provide information, support and advice to schools to help them implement and maintain The Daily Mile within their school.

Gary Young - 0191 497 2327 or email

The Daily Mile logo and ‘The Daily Mile’ name are trademarks belonging to The Daily Mile Foundation, Hawkslease, Chapel Lane, Lyndhurst. U.K. and are reproduced with permission. All rights reserved.