Alone we can do so little
Together we can do so much
In the UK alone, 80,000 young people aged 16 to 24 experience homelessness each year. Homelessness deeply impacts both the young person affected and the wider-society.
Without the support that so many of us take for granted, becoming a young adult can be extremely daunting. Homeless youths often lack confidence, motivation and a sense of purpose which negatively affects their mental health. There is a strong association between homelessness and a withdrawal from education, employment or training.
Fit for a purpose
Running is as good for your mind as it is for your body. That's why we created the UK's first running-orientated programme for homeless and vulnerable young people. Engaging them in regular running-based activities with qualified fitness professionals, we harness the underlying benefits as a powerful motivational tool.
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.