Crawford Middle places fifth in 2019 World Fit Walk
Crawford Middle School placed fifth overall nationally in the 2019 World Fit Walk, which helps curb childhood obesity through sustainable school-based exercise. Crawford students logged a total of 18,094 miles for an average of 0.6 miles per student per day – good for a bronze medal.
Overall, nearly 3,600 students registered for this year’s World Fit Walk, and they recorded a total of 463,206 miles. National rankings are determined by average miles per student over the 40 days of the walk in two categories: small schools (up to 500 students) and large schools (over 500). Gold medals go to schools averaging at least 3 miles per day per student, silver for 1.5 to 2.9 miles, and bronze for less than 1.5 miles.
Each year, the walk begins on the Monday after Spring Break and continues for six weeks. Participating students log their miles online after walking on campus on a designated course, earning credits through the buddy system (teachers, parents, siblings, staff members, or friends), or playing aerobic sports.