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Become a Running Mentor and change a life

For the past four years, The Running Charity has been delivering successful running programmes to homeless young people in hostels and day centres.

Today we are rolling out our next transformative running programme that pairs one of our young people with YOU and other runners who are passionate about the benefits exercise can bring. It doesn’t matter if you are a 5k stroller or a marathon runner, you have the power to change a life!

The Running Charity is looking for people to be part of the first wave of new Mentors. If you feel as passionate as we do about running and want to share that passion, please get in touch – we will support all mentors with training and ongoing support throughout your time with us.

We are taking referrals for young people around London, Manchester, and Nottingham who would like to get out for some exercise, reduce isolation or just improve their well-being. We will pair you off with young people. Doing our best to make sure it’s as convenient as possible and that your availability matches.

The Running Charity would encourage the young person to agree to some goals in order to push themselves a bit – in both their fitness and their general lives. Between us all, we would look at how well the young person was doing and if we can help them further.

When they achieve goals, the young people can earn brand new ASICS kit – but they also get the confidence boost that comes with overcoming a difficult task.

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BECOME A MENTOR

Testimonial

MENTORING WAS NOT ONLY ONE OF THE GREAT PLEASURES OF MY RUNNING CAREER BUT ONE OF THE PRIVILEGES OF MY LIFE

Jamie
Mentor

JAMIE BECAME LIKE A BIG BROTHER TO ME IF IT WASNT FOR HIM I COUDNT HAVE DONE THE LONDON MARATHON, I AM SO HAPPY

Zamzam
Mentee

OUR RUNNING MENTOR PROGRAMME SHOWS THAT WITH GUIDANCE RUNNERS EVERYWHERE CAN CHANGE PEOPLES LIVES

Alex
The Running Charity General Manager
About the author

I lead the rabble of passionate runners, youth workers and fitness fanatics that make up The Running Charity. So proud of the difference they make to the lives of young people who experience homelessness.