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Who We Are & What We Do

We’re a community of warriors determined to take control of our physical and mental health while also breaking the stigma surrounding people that live with a mental illness.

Mission

To promote the benefits of running for mental health, and, through our collective stories, defeat the stigma around mental illness.

Still I Run is a community where people can share their experience of dealing with mental illness through running or any other type of physical activity. We encourage one another to take time out of our busy lives to run for our mental health.

 

Through various programs we offer, we hope to educate others about running for mental health, raise mental health awareness, provide encouragement to others, and help people experiencing hardship get started in their running journey.

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Our Story

Still I Run is a community that rallies around mental health. We want to run for our health, raise awareness of mental health issues, and STOP the stigma.

One in FIVE Americans will experience a mental health condition in a given year. Chances are that if you don't have a mental illness, you may know someone that does. It's a disease that does not discriminate. It can affect anyone and it's something that can't be prevented, and yet there is a ton of stigma around it.

The Still I Run community wants to help erase that stigma by participating in the conversation about mental health. If we don't talk about it because we feel ashamed, then we continue to suffer alone and in silence.

Because one of the best ways to help combat anxiety and depression (aside from medication and therapy) is through exercise and running, we combine the two. For us, running and mental health are perfect partners. The name, Still I Run, is inspired by the famous Maya Angelou poem Still I Rise. Though we may feel defeated and deflated, we can fight the good fight and get out and be healthy both physically and mentally… together.

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Our Values

Defeat the Stigma

We want to erase the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Create a Community

We want to create a community of solidarity for those with mental illness.

Inspire Others

We want to inspire others to take up running for their mental health.

Meet the Team

Still I Run wouldn't be what it is without the amazing individuals below that help us out! They handle all of the day-to-day operations of Still I Run, its programs, events, and social outreach.

Allie Pendleton

Allie Pendleton

Team Still I Run Program Manager

Katrin Deil

Katrin Deil

Board Member

Patty Morse

Patty Morse

Team Still I Run Program Manager, FB Lead Moderator

Amy Greiner

Amy Greiner

Board Finance Chair

Laura Mosher

Laura Mosher

Board Interim Secretary, Technical Director, Store Manager, Website Administrator

Rose Willson

Rose Willson

Board Interim President

Brian Reip

Brian Reip

Run Chapter Program Manager

Megan Jaromin

Megan Jaromin

Ambassador Program Manager, Run.Write.Fight Program Manager, World Mental Health Day Race Director

Sasha Wolff

Sasha Wolff

Founder, Executive Director

Cory Anderson, LMFT

Cory Anderson, LMFT

Board Member

Michael Camilleri

Michael Camilleri

Starting Line Scholarship Program Manager

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