PUMPed to Run (PtR) is a weekday running and walking group composed of residents of local homeless shelters and volunteer mentor runners. Through the leadership of PUMP staff and an Advisory Council, the PUMPed to Run program encourages sportsmanship and an organic positive mentality to help our shelter participants set physical running or walking goals, promote confidence, and encourage self-sufficiency. We aim to ensure that everyone has access and resources to be healthy and confident.
Get Involved in PUMPed to Run:
- Run or walk! You can register to be a runner or walker with PUMPed to Run. As a volunteer we expect an encouraging attitude, a commitment to attending the runs, and an excitement to being there to get to know the participants. Runs generally take place at 6:00 am or 5:30 pm – depending on the location. All participants and volunteers must sign a waiver. If you are interested in being a volunteer mentor, or want to learn more, please fill out our survey and we will be in touch soon!
- Donate running gear! We are currently in need of men’s shorts and pants in all sizes, and women’s XL and larger pants, shirts, long-sleeved shirts and sports bras. Email Jaime to donate!
- Financial support! We are grateful for any support you can give the PUMPed to Run program. Your donations will help purchase running shoes, running clothes, race bibs, and an occasional morning coffee or treat.