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We all have a story to share. We would be honored if you shared your story with us.

Here at Still I Run, we truly believe that when we put our collective voices together to share our truth, we are getting rid of the stigmatizing narrative placed on us.

Share your story

Sharing your mental health journey and/or experiences with running for mental health inspires others and helps defeat the stigma.

Not a writer? That's okay. We have a team of editors to help you write your story. Remember that what you have to say is important, has value, and matters.

Use the link above or you can email your story directly to us at lendyourvoice@stillirun.org

Submission Guidelines

  1. Your submission must be related to running and/or mental health.

  2. Your submission should aim to be between 300 and 2,000 words. Longer submissions will be broken into a multipart series and published over time.

  3. Please use headings and subheadings to help organize your content. It not only gives your story direction, it helps readers along the way. If you're not sure what headings to use or where to put them, our editors will help you.

  4. Include photos! We humans are a visual bunch, so please send along a few photos. They can relate to your story or simply be photos of yourself (such as race selfies, your running shoes, or your friends, family, or pets). We'll use these in your story post as well as for social media promotion. Photos must be larger than 500x500 pixels.

  5. Specify the name to attribute to your post.

  6. Include a photo of yourself.

  7. Here at Still I Run we strive to have exclusive content. Please be sure that what you submit to us is your original work and that it is new content that is not posted anywhere else.

 

Once we receive your story submission, we will add it to our publishing queue. Our editors will review your submission, reach out with any questions, and ensure you are happy with the final draft before it goes live on our website. Once your story is published, we encourage you to share it with your friends and family on social media!

Need inspiration?

See what others have shared with the Still I Run community.