A local Run For IT champion will be contacting you soon to talk about next steps and meeting times.
Walk away from being mad. From being sad. Run from that pit in your stomach. From that shadow in your mind. Run for now. For the way it makes you feel, not in your hamstrings or your glutes, but in your heart and in your mind. Run for feeling better.
Run for you. Run for It.
Since 2003 girls aged 12–19 who reported their mental health as fair-poor has more than doubled. That’s not okay. Let’s change it.
Run. But don’t look for a finish line. Look past the scales and clocks. Past the breakups and hardships and blindsides. Because it’s not about how your glutes look, or how badly your body aches, its about seeing with your heart. So Run. And watch your world get brighter.
2x a week you’ll train with female students just like you. You’ll get access to tools and resources you can use to recognize mental health issues in yourself and others, plus ways to deal with them. You’ll also prepare to participate in SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for Women.
The York Regional Police helped fuel our first year, which had 150 female students participating in a ton of activities that focused on physical and mental well-being.
44 schools participated and over 500 girls from York Region, Winnipeg and Ottawa made a difference in their mental wellness and overall health!
2017 saw the program launch nationally across Canada to 15 cities. 2500 students participated and learned about tools and resources to help manage mental wellness!
Did you know that half of all mental illness in adults appears by the age of 14 but goes undetected? Get the knowledge you need to empower yourself and the people around you.
Our school programs can be led by teachers, coaches, counselors, or community members. Anyone who is passionate about impacting the mental and physical well being of students in their community.
Champions help guide students through training sessions that include mental health discussions, safe and smart ways to train for your run, plus run training to improve your stamina, and endurance.
Believe you can. Running a 5K and embracing mental wellness are incredibly alike. They take being prepared, being supported, and knowing you can overcome. Get some knowledge and power through our inclusive program.
Find your school in the menu and sign up today. If you don’t see your school don’t worry, just get in touch with us and we’ll do our best to get you involved.
Looking for more information above and beyond your weekly lesson?
See below for the accompanying resource material. Select from Mental Health and Running Resources to keep you on-track!
Are you a teacher, guidance counsellor, or community member interested in having the program at your local school?
If you would like to learn more about the National Program please contact Anna Misheal by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ve long been a proud champion of putting Women’s Health first and our commitment has never been stronger.
SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. shares the expertise of our partners at leading women’s health organizations, it offers new health resources, and it connects you with others in support of local Women’s Health initiatives across Canada – all in an effort to help you stay focused on being your best.