Student Runner

If you are a student in grades 6th-12th who lives and attends school in Camden, you are eligible to participate in I Run This City.

  • Meet other amazing youth from all over the city
  • Take on an impressive challenge with the support of an adult mentor
  • Learn the life sport of running
  • Become part of a movement of positive youth development
  • Participate in training 3-4 times/week, fun summer events, leadership development and academic enrichment

What Students Say

“Students Run Philly Style means the world to me. It’s not just a program that coaches students through nine months of hard training to complete a 26.2 mile run, but it also comes with the benefits of friendship and dedication. When you finish the program, you don’t think about all the training, you think of the friends you made along this journey. For first time runners, don’t let this be your last time, join again to see if you can challenge yourself to beat your own times.”
-Anthony F

Interested in becoming a MENTOR?

I Run This City mentors, also called running leaders, provide ongoing mentorship, support, & training for our students. They are truly the soul of the I Run This City program. Adults over 21 with a heart for mentorship and the ability to make a significant time commitment should consider becoming running leaders. Running experience is helpful but not required. Running leaders may start teams of their own or may join teams that need support.

Mentor (Running Leader)

  • Lead 2-3 practices a week (after school hours and Saturday mornings) from March to November
  • Become part of a movement of positive youth development
  • Attend mandatory training in January
  • Attend Running Leader workshops

I Run This City Race Partners


Students Run Philly Style
1819 JFK Boulevard, Suite #480
Philadelphia PA 19103