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ACES—May 1, 2019

Project ACES was created by a physical education teacher in 1989 as a method of motivating children to exercise. The event is an international celebration of health, more commonly known as All Children Exercise Simultaneously, or ACES Day. This celebration emphasizes physical activity among students and helps combat childhood obesity. Michigan schools have the freedom to make the event their own and are encouraged to get creative! Schools have observed ACES Day in a variety of ways, including:

  • Walking parades
  • Dance aerobics classes
  • Field days, or outdoor events


ACES Day events in Michigan take place at elementary and middle schools, as well as at larger venues. This year the participating venues are Michigan State University, University of Michigan, and the Dow Diamond in Midland.



Bike to School Day—May 8, 2019

Bike to School Day brings community leaders, parents, students and other stakeholders together to build awareness for communities to be more walkable and bikeable, while promoting the importance of physical activity.

The Michigan Fitness Foundation coordinates both events, with help from Safe Routes to School, the Michigan Department of Transportation and Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan.

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