Morning Mile® celebrates five-year partnership with Miami-Dade Parks' summer camps at "End-of-Summer Bash," July 26 at Tropical Park Equestrian Center
Morning Mile® Founder Fitz Koehler to lead more than 1,000 summer campers in the Morning Mile Stomp, followed by one mile walk/run.
The Morning Mile®, sponsored by AvMed, celebrates its five-year partnership with Miami-Dade Parks’ Fit2Play™ summer camp program, during the “End-of-Summer Bash,” Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10 a.m. at Tropical Park Equestrian Center, 7900 SW 40 Street, in Miami. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Javier Souto, District 10 will join representatives from AvMed, Miami-Dade Parks, the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and Morning Mile Founder Fitz Koehler who will lead more than 1,000 summer campers in the Morning Mile Stomp warm-up, followed by a one mile walk or run around the field.
The Gainesville resident and fitness expert created The Morning Mile as a way to introduce daily walking or running to children at schools across the nation. It first came to Miami-Dade Parks’ summer camps, thanks to AvMed’s sponsorship, and continues to reward participants with a sneaker charm for every five miles completed. Over the past five years, more than 13,000 children have logged more than 325,000 miles. That’s the same as walking from here to the moon and then some. The Morning Mile has since expanded to 13 states and three countries around the world.