Active Schools Acceleration Project

Active Schools Acceleration Project (ASAP) is increasing quality physical activity in America's schools by identifying innovative solutions, pioneered by everyday champions, and empowering schools with the tools and resources to replicate proven models. In 2015, ASAP launched the New Balance Foundation Billion Mile Race, a groundbreaking national mileage challenge to mobilize thousands of schools across America to prioritize physical activity.

Active Schools Acceleration Project
Active Schools Acceleration Project


  • Innovation Competition - 500 entries - 2,000 schools - across all 50 states
  • ASAP Awards Ceremony - $500,000 awarded to 11 schools and innovators
  • Acceleration Grants - 1,000 additional schools receiving $1,000 to kick start their own program
  • Teaming Up - First Lady Michelle Obama Let's Move! Active Schools campaign
  • National Mileage Challenge - Challenging America's schools to collectively walk, run, and wheel millions of miles at schools.

Our Approach

Identifying innovation

Replicating best practices in diverse environments

scale up

Long-term sustainability

Learn about the initiative goals, and the evidence and recommendations we use to develop them.


Who's Involved