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:

  1. 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!
  2. 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!
  3. 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.

Mentors Needed!

PUMPed to Run has resumed in 2021 and we need mentors to help make it a success!


Be Active with PtR!



We know that new mentors are often nervous so check out our FAQ so you know what to expect before you arrive!

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Learn more about Volunteering!

Our mentors are the glue that hold our program together. Learn more about mentoring through our Guide Book.

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Support During Covid-19

PUMPed to Run is always working hard to support our shelter partners. Join us in giving love to our neighbors in need.

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PUMPed to Run Infographic of Program Statistics

Stay Connected with us

Thank you to our PUMPed to Run 2020 Advisory Board Members

  1. Sandy Alven
  2. Colleen Cadman
  3. Jaime Filipek
  4. Amanda Hardt
  5. Ian Hurley
  6. Paul Kuntz
  7. Greg Mitrik
  8. Nahum Sanchez
  9. Derrick Shoffner, P3R
  10. Anisha Venkatesh
  11. Sara Zullo

Contact us to learn more about serving on our Advisory Team!

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