When other races end, our work just begins!  Steps of Success 5K is more than just a race, its a pathway to success for college students and inner city youth.  Crossing our finish line is the starting line for the personal, educational, spiritual, leadership and professional development of our future leader's.

Our mission is to Ignite, Inspire and Transform the lives of college students and youth living in under-served communities through mentoring, education and engaging in physical activity.

Steps of Success 5k is a non-profit fundraiser dedicated to encouraging a healthy life-style in college students and inner city youth.

Proceeds from the 5K fund scholarships and the 50/50 Mentoring Program that empowers and motivates students to maximize their full potential.   We offer programs and resources designed to aid in their successful graduation and transform their attitudes and lives.

The best part is our college students give back by providing FREE volunteer service hours, in the form of tutoring, reading and writing, to kids participating in after school programs in the inner city!  They help inspire, encourage and cultivate the lives of the next generation of college students.

Join our Movement - "Take a Step for their Success"


"The Steps of Success 5k and 50/50 Mentoring Program gave me an opportunity to network with and pique the minds of numerous alumni and professionals.  It instilled in me a sense of service and aspiring to give back.  I am able to make a difference in a child's life at an early stage, which goes to show the massive impact this program can have in the lives of future students." - Richard Mead (Fisk University Class of 2015)

"We started as a vendor with two employee's and a tent in 2012.  Each year after we've invested in this program, their mission and cause as a corporate sponsor.  Our runners, employee's and their families look forward to participating in this event year after year!"

- Joe White (President, NovaCopy)