So where did it all begin?
In May 2019, we stumbled upon an eye-opening statistic: 75% of the 5,821 recorded suicides in 2017 were male, a percentage that has remained steady since the mid 1990s (U.K). We also realised that a large majority of men in society, including us, find it difficult to express how they feel because of social stigmas. We decided that we would do something to address these challenges.
We combined our shared passion of running and community to create Run With Purpose – a community and safe space for men of all backgrounds and abilities to run and socialise. In June 2019, we held the first run at Alexandra Palace (London, England) where up to 30 men turned up to embark on this mission together, as one.
Since that day, we’ve held runs and socials on a fortnightly basis. The atmosphere and stories we hear during each event prove how necessary this community is for all men.
Joél has a genuine heart for people and never fails to lead with compassion. He always ensures that men become the best versions of themselves in and out of every RWP session.
Three words best describe Nii: empathetic, focused, passionate. As one of our frontliners, Nii embodies the Run With Purpose mission and brings great energy to our runs every single time.
A creative mastermind, an encourager, a supporter, a great listener. Carl is a core member of RWP, always carrying a positive vibe with him wherever he goes. No session is the same without him.
Head of Administration
A determined and organised individual with a pure heart and a lot of curly hair. Megan is a core asset to the team who is always showing high focus, dedication and passion to everything she puts her hands to.