CLS PE Department

Run Across America

During the Physical Education classes, the students will virtually cross the country on foot by running 5 minutes in the beginning of their class every other week. We will track the total distance run and calculate it to see what United States cities can be reached. The Common Core Learning Standards and Social Studies will be integrated into this campaign when applicable.


The students will also be competing against CLS staff members who are wearing pedometers every day to track their steps while teaching -- 1) Mr. Yarnell, 2) Mr. Edson, 3) Mr. King, and 4) CLS Staff (group of 30 staff).



Current Data

Mileage Distance

2,660.85 miles - CLS Students

2,025.27 miles - Mr. Yarnell

1,973.99 miles - Mr. Edson

1,398.97 miles - Mr. King

2,579.56 miles - CLS Staff

Calories Burned


271,715 calories (equal to about 77.62 lbs)

Cities Reached


Rhinebeck, NY; Binghamton, NY; Erie, PA;

Cleveland, OH; Toledo, OH; Chicago, IL;

Davenport, IA; Des Moines, IA; Lincoln, NE;

North Platte, NE; Denver, CO; Grand Junction, CO;

Salt Lake City, UT; Reno, NV; San Francisco, CA



This year's goal -- San Francisco, CA



A special thanks to Val Nikolatos for creating

these caricatures as a visual for the

fun competition with the students.



Last Year's Data

Mileage Distance 3,246 miles
Calories Burned 333,440 calories (95.27 lbs)
Cities Reached

Rhinebeck, NY; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Washington D.C.; Morgantown, WV;

Columbus, OH; Indianapolis, IN; St. Louis, MO; Joplin, MO; Oklahoma City, OK;

Amarillo, TX; Albuquerque, NM; Phoenix AZ; Las Vegas, NV; and Los Angeles, CA