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 seeks to encourage sportsmanship and a team mentality to help set physical running goals, promote confidence, and encourage self-sufficiency. We will ensure that everyone has a place, a voice, and access to information 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 must sign a waiver. If you are interested in being a volunteer mentor, or want to learn more, please check back for more information once we can resume.
  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.

Even if you can’t mentor now…

PUMPed to Run is currently inactive due to Covid-19. In the meantime, stay kind, healthy and exercising! Stay Active Safely!

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 unable to stay active together during Covid-19, but we are working hard to still support our shelter partners.

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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. Paul Kuntz
  6. Greg Mitrik
  7. Jamie Moyes
  8. Emily Palmer
  9. Nahum Sanchez
  10. Sara Zullo

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

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