Seeking Running Buddies for Students!


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


28 Walker StreetCharlestown, MA 02129

You can see the pride and joy that our students are experiencing after the run. ALL students completed the 5 mile race last year and one even completed the half marathon in around 2 hours and 30 minutes. Amazing! The volunteers are the two gentlemen on the far right. Disclaimer: Although only boys are in this picture, we had a 50-50 gender breakdown in our group of 20 students.


The Edwards Middle School is located in Charlestown, MA. We serve grades 6-8 (11-14 year olds) and the majority of our students are from East Boston, Charlestown, and Dorchester.

This fall, our school is offering our students a free leadership through running program called Sole Train and we are seeking "Old Soles" to run with our students 1-2 per week for an hour.

Sole Train: Boston Runs Together
  • Is a community building and mentoring program that deconstructs impossible by using running as a vehicle for setting and achieving previously unimaginable goals. As a supportive community of caring adults and peers, Sole Train champions young people as they realize their capacity for greatness.

The program start date will be in the fall (tentatively mid to late September) and practices will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3-4pm -- starting at school and the running will be in the neighborhood. The practices will culminate in a 5 mile run in Boston's Run to Remember. Last year, we even had a student run a half marathon. We believe that more students will be interested in the longer distance this year.

No previous running experience necessary and volunteering on one or both days is ok!

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Thanks for considering us!


  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Fitness Instruction
  • Youth Services

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours per week, Mon and/or Wed, 3-4pm

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