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Stride for Stride

Stride for Stride is a running organization that buys race bibs for immigrant, BIPOC, and low-income runners - our goal is to make races more accessible and more diverse.

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Road Runners

Stride for Stride believes EVERYONE should have an equal opportunity to run. 

Stride for Stride is a running organization that buys race bibs for immigrant, BIPOC, and low-income road runners - our goal is to make races more accessible and more diverse. 

Crossing the finish line is one of the greatest accomplishments we can experience, and there's no reason why money should prevent you from getting to the starting line. 

How expensive are races?

 

A half marathon costs around $80, a marathon is $150. If you want to run the Boston Marathon that will cost you $250 if you qualify and $350 if you’re running for charity. And don’t forget, charity runners also have to raise $10,000 for charity. Clearly these costs prevent a lot of low-income runners from running races. 

And, THAT is why we started Stride for Stride - to give all runners a chance at competing with everyone else. When you’re at the starting line it doesn’t matter how much money you have, or where you come from - you’re all equal at the starting line - anyone has a chance to win the race. 

 

It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor - you’re all running the same race, and starting from the same starting line. You just have to get to that starting line, and Stride for Stride will help you get there. 

To donate to Stride for Stride please click here or text STRIDE to 44-321.

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Team

Stride for Stride

Team Stride from Stride is from Jamaica, Cuba, Brazil, Chile, Puerto Rico, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Nigeria, and the US. 

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Running Team

Team Stride for Stride is from Jamaica, Cuba, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Nigeria and the United States. Stride for Stride currently sponsors 30 runners living in Boston, Chicago, Miami, and South Carolina.

Since our launch in November 2018, Team Stride for Stride has ran 167 road races for a total of 1,500 miles. Some of those miles included; the BAA Half-Marathon, Miami Half-Marathon, Boston's Run to Remember, Providence Marathon, Boston Marathon, Hyannis Marathon, Cambridge Half Marathon and the Baystate Marathon + Half. 

 

Most of those miles were in 2019, but in 2020 the team continues to run a bunch of virtual races including; the Boston Marathon, Falmouth Road Race, Baystate Half-Marathon, and the Social Distance Dash. 

If you're an avid runner who can't afford to race then please contact us about joining Team Stride for Stride. We would love to have you on our running team.

If you want to support our mission of making running more accessible, more diverse, and safer, then please donate by texting STRIDE to 44-321 or click here to donate

Neck Gaiters

100% of proceeds from neck gaiters and running singlets support the Stride for Stride Foundation and our mission of buying race bibs for those who can't afford to run. 

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Neck Gaiter for Runners

Stride for Stride supports our runners and our mission via the sale of high-quality running gear with our logo on them - our logo is an equality sign. Stride for Stride's rainbow equality sign celebrates an equal opportunity for EVERYONE. 

Please consider buying a neck gaiter or a running singlet and supporting our mission by running in our gear. 

Neck gaiters keep runners warm in the winter and protected from the sun in the summer. During the winter, neck gaiters cover your neck (neck warmer) and face (face mask) during those frigid winter runs. And, in the summer neck gaiters keep your neck protected from sunburn when you’re on a Saturday morning long run. Stride for Stride’s neck gaiters have an SPF of 50+ and blocks 98% of UVB rays. 

Our logo signifies equality. It's simple, bold, and shows that you support running for all. Our goal is a simple concept too, but one that I firmly believe can change lives. Having a race to strive for keeps you focused and healthy, while crossing the finish line proves that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Never give up. 

Visit our running store for more running shirts, singlets, and gaiters. 

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Heart to Cart

Heart to Cart purchases supermarket gift cards for people who are struggling to put food on their table during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Heart to Cart is a program of Stride for Stride - a Boston-based 501(c)(3) running charity that buys race bibs for immigrant, BIPOC and low-income runners. 

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Heart to Cart

In April 2020, Stride for Stride launched Heart to Cart to purchase supermarket gift cards for people who are struggling to put food on their table during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To date, Heart to Cart has delivered $13,000+ in supermarket gift cards to members of our Stride for Stride community, their friends and families, and immigrant communities in Chelsea, Lynn, Revere and East Boston, Massachusetts. 

To donate to Heart to Cart please click here or text CART to 44-321.

Going forward Stride for Stride will continue to add programs that support the physiological and safety needs of our runners and the communities where they live.

 

Safety; Running in certain communities is not safe and you can't train for a race if you can't run outside. Stride for Stride will be offering our sponsored runners free transportation to/from safe running clubs along the Boston Marathon route, and to/from road races when they commence again.

Our goal looking forward is to create a safe running community for all shades of runners. A place where runners can run without fear, and strive for the goal of completing a marathon, or a half-marathon or just their first race. 

To donate to Stride for Stride please click here or text STRIDE to 44-321.

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Stride for Stride Foundation

The Stride for Stride Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity that purchases race bibs for those who can't afford to run. All donations are tax-deductible.

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Stride for Stride Foundation

The Stride for Stride Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity, EIN: 83-2949347. Donations to the Foundation are used to purchase race bibs for those who can't afford to run - our goal is to give EVERYONE an equal opportunity to run. 

Corporate donations can be sent to Stride for Stride via Benevity, and you can also find us on Facebook donations via Network for Good. Finally, you can text STRIDE to 44-321 to donate via Apple Pay or Google Pay.   

If you would like to donate via check please visit the Stride for Stride Foundation for our mailing address in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Purchasing our running gear is also a great way to support our mission, and help spread the word about Stride for Stride. Look for our logo at your next race and come meet the team. 

If you can't donate - we certainly understand - then please consider following Stride for Stride on Instagram or joining our mailing list. 

Stride for Stride's Logos

Stride for Stride has numerous variations of our equality logo. Some are in our running store, and the others will get there someday. If you want to bulk order a specific logo on specific running gear then please contact us

The first column is our Boston Marathon logo that contains the elevation map of all 26.2 miles from the starting line in Hopkinton, Mass to the finish line on Boylston Street in Boston. Can you spot Heartbreak Hill in the elevation map?

The second logo in the first column is the elevation map for the Falmouth Road Race. Falmouth is a summer classic with over 12,000 runners who line up in Woods Hole, Cape Cod to run 7.1 miles to the finish line in Falmouth Heights. The odd race distance for the Falmouth Road Race is because the race founders ran from a bar in Woods Hole to a bar in Falmouth, which just happened to be 7.1 miles. Falmouth also had a huge influence on the creation of Stride for Stride. You can read that story in Our Story

The first logo in the second column has been our most popular logo for neck gaiters. The rainbow pride logo celebrates an equal opportunity for everyone, regardless of where you come from or who you love. 

The second logo in column two is our USA Equality logo. It's our statement that EVERYONE in this country should have an equal opportunity to run, to vote, to live, to learn, to work - no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what your believe in. Everyone deserves equality.

The first logo in column three are the flags of Team Stride for Stride on our one year anniversary in 2019 - the countries where our original team are from - something we are extremely proud of. El Salvador, Cuba, Guatemala, Jamaica, Brazil, United States, and Nicaragua. Our team has grown since then to include Mexico, and Puerto Rico - we need to update that logo. 

The first logo in column four is the exact imprint of my (Tom, founder of Stride for Stride) favorite running shoe. 

The second logo in column four is a special design we created in partnership with the Bionic 5k in Cambridge, MA. The Bionic 5K celebrates the power of technology to enable ALL people to run together. It's a uplifting race that includes adaptive athletes, para-athletes and your average runner.

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