I Run This City transforms students’ 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.
41% of students increased their GPA
50% of students decreased their violent behavior
80% of students increased or maintained high levels of self-confidence
“It was mile 12.5 in my first half marathon. I didn’t think I had the strength to keep going. But I felt the energy from all the people who helped me get to that point in the season and I finished strong.”