Run Life Co.'s Story


The Company 
Run Life Co. manufactures high quality and stylish running apparel while supporting youth mentoring fitness programs in Philadelphia. Our apparel is sewn and screen printed by small businesses in Pennsylvania to ensure high quality standards and support our local economy. 10% of our sales are donated to youth fitness mentoring program Students Run Philly Style, which uses physical fitness to teach self-discipline and build students' confidence. Our mission is to create sustainable funding for programs like Students Run while providing customers with high quality apparel made in our local community.
With moisture-wicking and anti-bacterial properties, you'll stay comfortable and fresh in our apparel during your workout. Clothing is made from ChitoSanté polyester, which uses an eco-friendly treatment containing shrimp and crab shells. It's the only anti-bacterial bio-agent in the world that is certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Tops have unique graphics complete with our logo, so you'll recognize your fellow Run Life Co. supporters when you're out on the roads or hitting the trails.
Founded by a runner, the company understands the importance of community in reaching goals. By purchasing our apparel, runners become part of the community that is supporting the health and well-being of our next generation of runners and leaders.  Our goal is to not only create a sustainable funding system for the mentoring programs, but to create a safe, active community where children can thrive and reach their full potential. Our customers become role models for the children and teenagers in our community by living active lifestyles and supporting these programs.  
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A Note from The Founder  
 
Hi, I'm Jess, founder and owner of Run Life Co.  I've been a runner for over twelve years and have always loved running, well-made clothing and most importantly, working with youth. Run Life Co. fuses these three passions together and allows me to be an activist in our community. 
Running has taught me resilience and self-discipline. It's allowed me to cope with stress, set and reach goals, and push through obstacles in life. It has led me to a community of strong, determined people. I want to share those benefits with others and grow that community through Run Life Co.
As a swimmer growing up, I had an athletic build and never felt like clothing fit me quite right. Our apparel is made with that in mind. It's flattering on all types of athletes and is comfortable for everything from running a marathon to lounging around on the weekend. The clothing is made from high quality material and is cut and sewn in the very same factory where my grandmother worked 20 years ago!
My favorite part about Run Life Co. is that it supports youth mentoring. I've worked with children and adolescents in many different environments - coaching swim team, babysitting, tutoring, and now as a running leader for Students Run Philly Style. The wonderful thing about working with youth is seeing their progress. Sometimes it's immediate and sometimes it takes weeks, months, or years. Children and teenagers are easily influenced by their environments and the people around them. It's our duty as active community members to give them a safe and healthy environment where they can thrive, surrounded by positive influences. Students Run Philly Style does exactly that. I want to give Students Run and similar programs not only my personal support as a running leader, but also financial support. That's where Run Life Co. comes in, and that's where you can help through your purchases. I invite you all to join me and improve our community by supporting Run Life Co.
    Check out our blog starting here to hear more about the day-to-day activities of the company and to follow my journey as a runner.
Thank you for your time and support. I look forward to running with you! 
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