To enroll your child in Sole Train, please fill out the forms on BOTH of these links. 

Youth Enrollment Packet:

Youth Release Forms:

Sole Train Inaugural 5K - coming up this October 18th. Register today!!

Come join SOLE TRAIN, Boston's free, non-competitive, long distance running program for Boston youth at Jamaica Pond on Saturday, October 18th at 9AM as they lead and cheer on runners of all ages, shoe sizes, and speeds in what may be the most spirited 5K around.  Not only will you enjoy an energy-packed Fall morning in one of the area's premier parks, you will also be supporting SOLE TRAIN, enabling Boston youth to achieve goals they might have once thought unattainable and supporting them on the path to what's possible.

Can't run?  Then volunteer!  But whatever you do, get on board and sign on to SOLE TRAIN - where the finish line is just the beginning.

Click here to join in the fun!


Jess Leffler, Director of Sole Train:

April Joy Damian, Assistant Director of Sole Train:

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Sole Train: Boston Runs Together

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Mission and Goals:

Sole Train: Boston Runs Together, founded in 2009 as part of Trinity Boston Foundation, is a free running and mentoring program for Boston youth. We aim to inspire the city’s youth to realize their full potential and accomplish goals they never thought possible as they train for and complete a half-marathon. We focus on the following strategic goals:

  • Building a safe, supportive and inclusive community where all youth are welcome;

  • Encouraging and fostering self-confidence, perseverance and responsibility by achieving personal and collective goals;

  • Learning healthy habits through exercise and nutrition education;

  • Expanding one's sense of possibility, community and capacity to grow and change the world;

  • Connecting youth to additional supports, including academic, mental health and vocational services.

Sole Train youth learn that even seemingly impossible goals can be achieved when they identify the necessary steps that need to be taken, attain the appropriate support, and develop self-confidence. Youth then learn to transfer these skills to other areas of their lives and strive to reach their full potential. 

Add your smile to our gallery - Get involved!

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