Students Run Philly Style mentors, called Running Leaders, provide ongoing mentorship, support & training for our students—they are truly the soul of the Students Run Philly Style program.

Adults over 21 with a heart for mentorship and the ability to make a significant time commitment should consider becoming Running Leaders. Running experience is helpful but not required. Running Leaders may start teams of their own or may join teams that need support.


  • Lead 2-3 practices a week (after school hours and Saturday mornings) from March to November
  • Attend mandatory training in January
  • Attend Running Leader workshops


Please click here for more information and requirements for new leaders. Applications for new running leaders are accepted from November to January every year.

Contact Ieshia Nelson at for a leader enrollment form.


Note: We cannot guarantee you a spot as a running leader—matches are made based on your availability (time & location) and the needs of our teams.