Move the Runner is a student-centered, family-focused, and God-directed nonprofit that seeks to end cycles of poverty in under-resourced families through youth sports and higher education. It is our vision that every talented student (and their family) will be able to participate in travel sports regardless of their ability to pay and understand their unique pathway to higher education. We seek to operate with humility, excellence, and transparency to demystify the systems that have isolated those that can benefit most while providing hope for a different future than any generation in their family has seen.
The mission of Move the Runner is to honor God, increase access to travel sports, and provide higher education consulting to talented youth athletes. It is our hope to transform talent and passion into top potential and abundant opportunity by coupling low-income students and their families with financial and educational resources that increase access to elite environments.
Our guiding principles are Faith, Field, and Foundation. At Move the Runner, we believe that all Runners should:
- have FAITH in your God-given talent and God’s good plan for your life.
- respect the FIELD and run the race marked out for you.
- recognize education as the FOUNDATION for change and embrace it as your right and your privilege.
Thank you in advance for believing in our mission and helping us Move the Runner.
Move the Runner operates as a program under the fiscal sponsorship of , an official 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit parent organization, and our leadership adheres to their Statement of Faith. As an Alliance Partner of WomensNPA, we are able to accept tax-deductible donations. All online donations may appear on your bank statement as "Women's Nonprofit Alliance,” however funds are directly credited to Move the Runner.
Through our partnership with the WomensNPA, we have been accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) which provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with established standards for financial accountability, transparency, fundraising and board governance, as well as GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency for our financial oversight.