Race bibs for Immigrant, BIPOC & low-income runners
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.
There's no reason why money should prevent you from getting to the starting line, especially when crossing the finish line could change your life.
Stride for Stride also provides food assistance to low-income families and our runners via our Heart to Cart program - Heart to Cart buys supermarket gift cards for those who can't afford to eat.
Every donation supports our team and gives them the opportunity to compete with everyone else - along with the opportunity to change their lives via running. And your donation provides food assistance to the low-income communities that our runners represent.
Team Stride for Stride is from Jamaica, Cuba, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Venezuela, 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 join Team Stride for Stride - we would love to have you on our team.
Stride for Stride supports our runners and our mission via the sale of high-quality running gear with our equality sign logo on them. Stride for Stride's rainbow equality sign celebrates an equal opportunity for EVERYONE.
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.
Heart to Cart
Heart to Cart - a program of Stride for Stride - purchases supermarket gift cards for people who are struggling to put food on the table during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 $30,000 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.
In 2021 Heart to Cart has a goal of donating $150,000 in supermarket gift cards. 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.
Stride for Stride - 501(C)(3) Charity
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.