Students Run Philly Style

Did you want to sign up for the Broad Street Run and miss the cut off? Did you think to yourself that you wanted to do something a little less ambitious? Consider Generation Run!

Generation Run is either an 8k run (that's about 5 miles) or a .8k walk (about a half mile).

What does it have to do with Philadelphia schools? gener8tionrun is the signature fundraising event of Students Run Philly Style, the only program in Philadelphia that helps youth go farther through mentorship and long distance running:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!

So what are you waiting for? Help out this great cause by running or walking in April. It's just $35 to run or $15 to walk (other rates available for teams and pairs)


8K run starts at 8AM
.8K walk immediately follows 8K start

I hope to see you there!

1 comment:

  1. I am a part of students run, and I enjoy being apart of the program, and the generation run is a really fun and a good way to meet people. I strongly encourage youth and adults to sign up next year for either the walk or the run, you will love it.