Kids in California Are Running a 100 Miles This Weekend, Are You?

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Kara Lubin started the 100 Mile Club® over 20 years ago to inspire her hard-to-motivate kids that they can do something in a world that often told them they can’t. Today, over 30,000 students at nearly 200 schools in California and other states are running and sharing the philosophies and ideals encouraged by the 100 Mile Club®.

Run4Kids Ultramarathon

They all give their personal best during this process, and they learn what their personal best looks (and feels) like.

Inspired by the 1992 Olympics, special education teacher Kara Lubin used the dream of becoming a gold medalist to inspire her hard-to-motivate students. That year, The 100 Mile Club® was born from a simple idea: run 100 miles and earn a medal. How does it work? Throughout the school year, kids run around the track and earn a small stick for every mile. It’s a small token of achievement; but after earning 100
(or more) of them, they receive a gold medal placed around their neck at a grand award ceremony where they are honored and cheered. This weekend, thousands of kids will be motivated on one thing: attaining their goal.

“If we could help our students run to earn a gold medal of their very own, how cool would that be? What could these kids do? What would be a perfect balance between challenging and attainable?”
Kara Lubin, Founder of 100 Mile Club®

This weekend the challenge is accepted by hundreds of kids (and adults) in Corona, CA. This Saturday is 100 Mile Club's 7th Annual Run4Kids 24 Hour Ultramarathon, Relay and BIG Running Party. It takes place on a one-half mile loop track at Auburndale Intermediate School in Corona, California. The 24 hour event will run in conjunction with 100 Mile Club®’s Annual 12 hour Run4Kids event where our kids will be running to earn miles throughout the day.

The event has earned the support of many local sponsors who generously help Kara’s cause. Some of the sponsors include: Wave Street Managed Services, Lozano Chiropractic, SportClips Haircuts, San Manuel - Band of Mission Indians, Horace Mann, Woman's Improvement Club of Corona,, Cliff Bar, State Farm - Melanie Smith-Rice, McDonald’s, 3D Productions,, Dos Lagos Stadium Theaters, Cooking 101, Peppermint Ridge, Independence Bank, Allstar Collision, Inc., and Signs Of Community who partnered with Vantage LED to donate an LED message sign to promote all the sponsors at the event.

“Some individuals finish their 100 miles, some go far beyond 100 miles, and some students don’t quite get there. All of these individuals have one thing in common: They all give their personal best during this process, and they learn what their personal best looks (and feels) like.” Kara Lubin reflects.

So, get up early and join the fun! The event kicks off this Saturday at 8:00 am. 100% of the proceeds from Run4Kids will support the 100 Mile Club and the participating students. Find out more at:

About 100 Mile Club
The 100 Mile Club provides the opportunity to run or walk 100 miles at school during a single school year which improves school readiness to learn, creates better educational outcomes, building self-esteem and the overall health in the lives of children and others. 100 Mile Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Norco, CA. Visit them online at:

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