Since 2012 the Running Charity has helped over 170 homeless young people and saved the UK tax payer in excess of £6.9 million.
We know how running can help us become better people, fact. Running is as good for your mind as it is for your body, and the UK based ‘Running Charity’ has connected the two. With a UK first, a running-orientated programme for homeless and vulnerable young people has been developed.
By engaging people with regular running-based activities, with qualified fitness professionals, the Running Charity harnesses the underlying benefits of running as a powerful motivational tool.
From their website “Using running, we’re able to instil a positive mindset – fundamental in the path towards a healthy and productive lifestyle. It empowers and instils confidence; participants become more resilient and optimistic. By dispelling the negativity that hinders their progression, we’re able to support more homeless young people in achieving life-changing and sustainable outcomes.
We partner with existing homeless charities, providing a diverse training programme that ensures we facilitate high levels of engagement. Young people receive quality sportswear and take part in varied fitness sessions three days a week, as well as public running events. Our flexible approach ensures that no one is excluded, that barriers to participation are removed and we’re able to ensure each member makes the successful transition from homelessness to a secure and prosperous future.” The Running Charity.
What a fantastic idea right! With micro initiatives globally that are using running as a positive tool for a better life, and helping others, there does seem to be a movement unfolding. If you want to help others through running culture, and be part of the global ‘giving back’ movement, then why not join Good People Run? :)
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