Back on My Feet is a nonprofit organization that promotes the self-sufficiency of those experiencing homelessness by engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem. Back on My Feet (BoMF) does not provide food nor does it provide shelter, but instead provides a community that embraces equality, respect, discipline, teamwork and leadership. All members - regardless of race, education or socioeconomic status - join together to move their own lives forward as well as the lives of their teammates.
BoMF is 6-9 month program that works with individuals living in homeless facilities. Teams are formed at our partner facilities, where the foundation of BoMF is laid through dedication to running. After 30 days in our program, each member who maintains 90% attendance moves to the Next Steps phase. Next Steps enables members to move towards self-sufficiency through educational and job training opporunities. Additionally, each member has the opporunity to earn $1,250 in financial aid to assist in their efforts toward self-sufficiency.
** By signing up for this race through Back on My Feet you are committing to raising the fundraising minimum. In the event that you do not raise the minimum amount, you are hereby giving Back on My Feet permission to charge your credit card for the remaining portion of your commitment.