The WHY behind Dream Strides...

Dream Strides came to exist in late 2017 when we were looking for a way to help cover the costs of organizing Run4Dreams, which is a virtual 5k to support Help Fill a Dream Foundation.

Our goal is to continue to invest a portion of the profits from Dream Strides into organizing Run4Dreams and other initiatives that will make the world a better place.

At Dream Strides, we are on a mission to unite the Worldwide Running & Fitness Community while at the same time supporting worthwhile community projects and local charities.

When you shop at Dream Strides, you are casting a vote for the kind of world you want to live in:

1.Where runners and exercisers of all levels are empowered & encouraged.

With Dream Strides, we are creating an empowering community filled with passionate people.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or elite runner, you are welcome to become a part of the Dream Strides community.

We inspire everyone to take strides towards their dreams, and that is where the name came from.

2. Where the community and the people are put first.

It's crucial that people are put before profits and that all stakeholders all considered.

We are living proof that you can win in business through honesty, integrity and a genuine desire to serve people.

We are inspiring a revolution in the business world where things like flashy logos, endorsements by the Kardashians and expensive marketing campaigns are not what determines a company's success.

3. Where viable income opportunities are created for students, single mothers, women fleeing abusive situations and athletes who are struggling to get their careers off the ground.

Sometimes, we need to give people a chance and see their potential beyond what their current situation shows.

This is why we encourage students, single moms looking for work, aspiring athletes, aspiring fitness models, women fleeing abusive relationships who need to become a part of a supportive community to join our tribe of Dream Striders.

4. Where the dreams of critically ill children are fulfilled.

After all, this is where Dream Strides began. We organized Run4Dreams and realized that we needed additional revenue in order to support our efforts to fundraise for Help Fill a Dream Foundation.

5. Where profits are a means to fulfill a mission that helps many people rather than just fills the owner's pockets.

This is self-explanatory.

If you've made it this far, thank you for taking the time to read about why Dream Strides was started. The next time you are looking for fitness and running gear, please consider Dream Strides.