Do members have to be a student at a school?
schoolers, adults, anyone who wishes is encouraged to
Do members have to walk and where can they walk?
run, jog or, if unable to walk, wheel themselves or be wheeled
by others. Members may walk at school, at home, at a park, or
anywhere it is safe to walk. Members must use their feet to
transport themselves. Only those confined to a wheelchair may
Who keeps track of the miles?
There is a downloadable form on
this site for keeping track of distance.
Is there a way to
earn extra miles?
Yes. Members walking with anyone
else get credit for the their miles and the other personís
miles. So if a student and their dad walk a mile together, the
student gets credit for two mile. If the student walks with two
other people, the member gets credit for three miles. The more
people participate, the more miles members may earn.
Also, members walking their dog or
any other pet get credit for the petís miles.
What will a member
get for participating in Ellieís Walking Club?
Each person participating in
Ellieís Walking Club may download a CERTIFICATE OF
PARTICIPATION, have it filled out by a responsible adult or fill
it out themselves, and keep it as an acknowledgement of how many
miles they walked.
Is there a maximum
or minimum number of miles a member may earn?
No. There is no maximum or minimum
number of miles a person may earn.
Is there a reward for earning the most miles?
Yes! When Pam and Ellie have
finished their hike, schools may submit a record of miles
traveled for the student in each grade level who has accumulated
the greatest number of miles. Only the records for one student
per grade may be submitted for grades K-12.
Pam will review all records
submitted and identify the student in each grade level who has
accumulated the greatest number of miles. Those students with
the greatest number of miles will earn a free visit to their
school by Pam and Ellie. So there will be thirteen free school
Ellie will then visit those schools where a student has earned
the greatest number of miles, Pam will talk about their journey,
and lead the students in a short hike.