About Us

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

October 2012

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.