Students Run Philly Style mentors, called Running Leaders, provide ongoing mentorship, support & training for our students—they are truly the soul of the Students Run Philly Style program.

Adults over 21 with a heart for mentorship and the ability to make a significant time commitment should consider becoming Running Leaders. Running experience is helpful but not required. Running Leaders may start teams of their own or may join teams that need support.


  • Lead 2-3 practices a week (after school hours and Saturday mornings) from March to November
  • Attend mandatory training in January
  • Attend Running Leader workshops


Applications for new running leaders are accepted from November to January every year.

Contact Ieshia Nelson at for a leader enrollment form.


Note: We cannot guarantee you a spot as a running leader—matches are made based on your availability (time & location) and the needs of our teams.