Running for Reentry: Jose’s story

reenter community

Adapting to a new life At the age of 17, Jose was the target of a robbery gone wrong and in a matter of moments, his life was derailed. He would spend more than half of his life behind bars. After being released in November of 2016, Jose felt alienated from the world and his […]

Creativity to Build a Future: Al’s Story

Al's creativity

Creativity in his youth Al Burns grew up in Southwest Philadelphia. From 5ththrough 9thgrade, he left his community in South Philadelphia to attend Moore College of Art and Design on a scholarship. While at Moore, Al found a love for painting and drawing. Simultaneously, Al began exploring a life on the streets. At just 12 […]

Community that moves with you

The Back on My Feet community wouldn’t exist without our incredibly dedicated volunteers, like Kate. From Philadelphia to New York City, her Back on My Feet teammates have been like family to her. Kate shares in this interview about her volunteer experience and what Back on My Feet means to her:   How did you […]

Marathon Runner’s road to London and raising $21K

With the team before London Marathon

Several months ago Christophe Cadiou set out to enter the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. It was on the marathon’s charity partner webpage where he came across Back on My Feet. According to Christophe, “It was literally a perfect fit. Combining a cause with running really appealed to me. Having a greater purpose in running […]

Boston-bound Fundracer: 26.2 miles and $26k

Boston start line

Sara is a Back on My Feet fundracer for the 2019 Boston Marathon. On Monday, April 15, 2019 she will run 26.2 miles to raise awareness for the members of Back on My Feet.   The road to Boston Three years ago, Sara decided she was going to run the Boston Marathon. It was on […]

How one volunteer found purpose through running

NYC Volunteer

Jimmy, a volunteer with Team Time Square in New York City, didn’t know it yet but this is the message that would eventually lead him to Back on My Feet: Find something you’re good at and go help someone. Running as a passion Jimmy started running after making a major career change several years ago. […]

13.1 Reasons to Run a Half Marathon

NYC Half Marathon

Whether you’re looking for a new running goal to crush or just getting into the sport, completing a half marathon is a great goal for both competitive and novice runners. In fact, Back on My Feet Alumni member Mike describes finishing his first Half Marathon as, “one of the greatest moments of my life”. So, why should you run 13.1?     1. […]

Story: Andy

By Jackie Range Ten years seems like a lifetime.  A whole decade of life changes and unravelling stories.  When you’re in the grind every day, it’s tough to see the big picture…you forget that you’re part of a whole.  There are people who came before you, people who will come after and a whole lot […]

Story: Adam T.

In honor of Back on My Feet Baltimore’s 10th birthday, we are featuring 10 unique stories leading up to the big day. Today, we have the inspiring, sarcastic, and best teammate around: Adam T. Adam is a Helping Up Mission Graduate and a Back on My Feet Senior Member + Intern. He joined our team […]

Training Tips for Running Your First 5K

5k training

Running is a great way to get fit, healthy and set new goals for yourself.  As one Back on My Feet Alumni member puts it, “Running forces you to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” Pushing through a tough run, no matter the length or intensity can give you confidence and a sense of accomplishment. If you’re a beginner […]