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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

Submission Guidelines

  1. Topic Relevance: All submissions must be centered around the themes of running and its impact on mental health. Running doesn't always have to be the star of your submission, but must at least be a supporting player. Whether it's a personal journey, overcoming challenges, or insights on how running has positively affected your mental well-being, we're eager to hear your unique perspective

  2. Clear Storytelling: Your blog should be well-structured, engaging, and easy to follow. A clear beginning, middle, and end will help convey your message effectively to our readers. 

  3. Writing Style: Maintain a friendly and approachable tone throughout your post. Avoid jargon and complex language to ensure your story is accessible to a broader audience. 

  4. Word Count: Aim for a word count of between 800 and 1500 words. This range provides enough space to explore your topic while keeping the readers' attention.

  5. Organize: 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.

  6. Accompanying Media: 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.

  7. Biography: Include a short bio (50-100 Words) introducing yourself, your passion for running and mental health. Include any relevant personal blogs or social media profiles.  

  8. Proofreading: Before submitting, carefully proofread your post to eliminate grammatical errors, typos, and ensure coherence. Well-edited content reflects professionalism and respect for our readers.

  9. Original Content: We only accept original content that hasn't been previously published elsewhere, including your personal blog or social media. Plagiarism or duplicating content will result in rejection.


Once we receive your story submission, we will review it to make sure it fits our submission guidelines. If it does, it will be added it to our editing and 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.

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