FUNDRAISE FOR STUDENTS RUN PHILLY STYLE
Students Run Philly Style transforms young peoples’ lives through running and mentorship. We pair volunteer running leaders with teams of students to inspire them to push themselves further than they ever imagined. Their goal: the completion of a full or a half marathon. The courage and effort required, the unfailing support of a caring mentor and the thrill of its ultimate achievement results in a student who knows anything is possible.
BE HEALTHY FOR LIFE: Almost half of Philadelphia’s children are overweight or at high risk for becoming overweight. Students Run students addresses childhood obesity by getting students off the couch and into a healthy lifestyle. We build life-long athletes by getting youth involved in running—a sport that anyone can do, anytime, anywhere!
MAKE SAFE CHOICES: In a city where almost 7,000 juvenile arrests were made in Philadelphia last year, Students Run combats soaring youth violence by providing students with a safe after-school activity led by strong adult role-models in the form of our running leaders.
DO WELL IN SCHOOL: After training for something as difficult as a marathon, getting an A in History doesn’t seem so impossible anymore! The self-esteem, goal-setting and discipline our youth learn through running translates into improved performance in the classroom. Now that’s something to be proud of!
Your fundraising helps to support our students have a great season by providing them with Sneakers, running gear, entry to races, snacks, transportation, college prep, and support from an adult mentor.