Running For Their Lives

It seems simple, but a non-profit organization called Back on My Feet is helping to promote self-sufficiency for the homeless by building a supportive community through an organized running program.  Its members, many of whom are not only homeless but have faced other challenges such as drug addiction and incarceration, have not only run marathons, but also regained control of their lives, securing jobs and housing and staying clean.

You can read more about Back on My Feet in the December issue of Urbanite Magazine.

We’re joined by two of Back on My Feet’s participants, Arnold Shipman and Michael Tate, University of Baltimore student Lauren Lake, who is Arnold’s running partner, and Back on My Feet Baltimore Program Director Jackie Truncelito.

Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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