Julian Elementary School

Julian, California

Run to Sacramento increases the activity levels of students, teachers, and parents in a fun and engaging way as they track the miles they run from their school in Julian to the state capital, Sacramento. Students use pedometers to track the miles they run before school, at recess, and during PE class while earning individual recognition by receiving “Toe Tokens” for every 5 miles they run which are worn to celebrate the student’s achievement. Total miles for the entire class are tracked on the giant map, as class college logos (each class has adopted a university) race to the destination. Teachers and parents participate too, and their totals are added to the class. Run to Sacramento increases student activity levels by increasing moderate to vigorous physical activity in a fresh and fun way that appeals to students, but with minimum district resources.