running MATES is a running program for children ages 5-12. Our mission is to be a positive sports team experience and provide a foundation for physical fitness for children who have difficulty with social interaction and team sports.
running MATES helps kids learn social skills and train for a 5K race, but it is more than a running group. It is an opportunity to enhance social interaction, increase self-esteem and succeed in a mainstream sport.
In The News
A Reason To Run
March 22,, 2013
Running MATES was featured in a Kids Enabled article on the importance of volunteers. Learn how volunteers helped to get Running MATES started.
All Kids Can Have A Positive Team Experience
Running MATES was featured in Atlanta INtown touting the team experience.
When It Isn't Fun Anymore
December 14, 2012
Running MATES founder, Aleta Mills-Stubin, was featured in the Daily Report. Read about her exciting career change.