Chapter Program: Start a Chapter
Become a Chapter Captain
We are currently no longer accepting applications for new Run Chapters. We hope to open up applications later in 2023. The Chapter Program relies on community members to lead our chapters. Being a Chapter Captain means you are passionate about mental health, believe in and want to promote Still I Run's mission, and are interested in organizing a local community of Still I Run running warriors.
Check out our current Run Chapters for ideas and see if there is one already in your area.
Organize Group Runs
One of the biggest aspects of a Still I Run Chapter are the group runs. As a Captain, you'd be responsible for hosting every run for your chapter. This means mapping a route, greeting runners, and showing up.
Foster a Community
Still I Run is an online, entirely virtual community. The Chapter Program creates a small, local, geo-located community of Still I Run right in your area. As a Captain, you'd be fostering this community.
We expect you to be supportive of all of the participants in your Chapter wherever they are in their running and mental health journey. These Chapters are safe places for the community and are subject to the Code of Conduct that governs all Still I Run spaces.
Still I Run will also provide support through the Chapter Program Manager. As an official chapter, you'll also get a food/water stipend and a Captain shirt.
Find a Location
Research your local area and find a fun, dedicated meeting spot for your Chapter. We recommend that you keep the location consistent; however, that is up to you.
Starting from your location choice, you can create routes for your group to run.
We expect you to communicate with your Chapter participants. We'll provide the official Still I Run platform, but you are encouraged to find a platform that works for you. Here you can let your group know if run times or locations have changed or if you need to cancel.
We expect you to lead as a representative of Still I Run and our mission. Set an example for your group and ensure everyone understands that participation means they agree to abide by our Code of Conduct.