Get Involved

I Run This City offers two training models:  the Marathon Model (March – December) and the School Year Model (September – June). Learn more about getting involved below!



Our volunteer mentors are truly the heart of the I Run This City program.

I Run This City mentors, called running leaders, provide ongoing mentorship and training for our students. We currently offer two training models: Marathon and School Year.

  1. Marathon model goes from March-November
    1. Inquiry Period: November 1st-December 1st
    2. Running Leader training in January
  2. School Year model (SYM) is from September-June
    1. Inquiry Period: June 15-July 15
    2. Running Leader training in August


Running Leaders receive free race registrations, transportation, running shoes, program t-shirt, program jacket, race day shirt, extensive training, and ongoing support.

Requirements of a Running Leader:

  1. Must be over 21 with a heart for mentorship and the ability to make a significant time commitment; running experience is not required
  2. Must pass required background checks
  3. Attend an all-day leadership training session based on chosen season
  4. Attend quarterly leader meetings throughout the season
  5. Enroll and train with students 2-3 days per week
  6. Teams must commit to three practices a week, and running leaders must make a personal commitment to attend two of those three per week
  7. Be ready to have fun, develop a lasting mentorship, change the lives of student runners, and join the Students Run community

*Mentor responsibilities vary by team*


Do you want to help youth cross the finish line?

As a newer organization in the Camden area, I Run This City: Camden, NJ is seeking new partnerships with local businesses, cooperations, and other nonprofit organizations. If you have any ideas of how your organization could partner with I Run This City, please contact Amanda Millatt at or call her at 267.547.3451


Are You Ready to Run This City?

If you are a grade 6-12 student who attends school in Camden, you are eligible to participate in the I Run This City program.

Student Runners will:

  • Meet other amazing youth from all over the Camden and Philadelphia
  • Take on an impressive challenge with the support of an adult mentor
  • Learn the life sport of running
  • Become part of a movement of positive youth development
  • Participate in training 3-4 times/week, fun summer events, leadership development, and academic enrichment

The program is provided to students at no cost! Our program includes the following:

  • running shoes,
  • program t-shirts,
  • race entries,
  • and transportation to and from events

Click here to see the schools I Run This City has teams at!



For more information please contact:
Amanda Millatt