Why Every Milestone Matters

Running is hard.  It’s true. Whether you’ve been doing it for 20 years or 20 days there will always be a challenge to running. And that’s okay. Because in running, in pushing farther–in reaching for a seemingly impossible goal–milestones are achieved. And

On A Roll

Two weeks ago marked the ending of our first ever Blue Season of Students Run Philly Style!  After 14 weeks of practices, 3 road races and countless miles on the run, we chose to have another first: roller skating to celebrate all of our accomplishments. For many of our students, this

10 Years Running

***This guest post is written by one of our former student participants, Alisa “Lele” Footes.   My name is Alisa Footes. But mostly every person in and out of Students Run knows me at Lele. I have been a part of SRPS for 10 years now. One might ask, what makes this pr

“How Do I Start Running?” And Other Questions

“Wait, how old are these kids?” I get asked this question a lot. Most recently, I was in Stanford, California last week visiting two close friends from college, an extension of our staff trip to visit Students Run L.A. in honor of their 25th anniversary.  My friend, who is an incredib

Home is where Students Run is.

As some of you know, this is the first year that I am a parent of a Students Run Philly Style runner. From the beginning, I believed in my heart and soul that Students Run could really help young people realize how great they are. I believed that transformation would be BIG for a lot

Crunching the Numbers

Every new job comes with those little moments where you think to yourself, “what on Earth did I get myself into?” My name is Pete DeCarolis and as the new program coordinator for Students Run Philly Style, those moments started to happen pretty much right away. Now don’t get me wrong;

Charity Runners Making a Difference in Philadelphia

With the Blue Cross Broad Street Run weekend over (phew!), we wanted to give a big shout to our AH-MAZING charity runners who Ran for Philly’s Future and will raise over $50,000 for our program. Run for Philly’s Future is Students Run Philly Style’s charity running program. Participan

From Student Runner to Staff Member: Meet Chris Waters

For those who don’t know me (which is pretty rare since I am a legend) , my name is Christopher Waters, former West Catholic student turned Temple Owl and Students Run Philly Style’s Program Assistant. Like I mentioned, I started at West Catholic as one of the original super seven to

Welcome To Our Blog!

Welcome to Students Run Philly Style’s brand new blog! You can expect to find updates from our staff, students, volunteers, and board members here. Our goal with this blog is to involve our readers with our work, from reporting on present or former students who have gone farther, to h