Meet the team behind
Students Run the Streets

Elizabeth Gates

Founder, Director

With the support of many, Elizabeth founded Students Run the Streets in June 2016. Elizabeth believes that the combination of running and positive role models has the power to change students lives, and feels fortunate she gets to pursue this passion every day. She is excited about the opportunities for growth, and committed to making Hampton Roads a healthier, more vibrant community.

Wendy Spain

Director of Development

Wendy joined our team in Winter 2016, and brings a wealth of knowledge in sponsorships and relationships with her. Her joyful personality shines through in all that she does. Wendy oversees all corporate, and individual donors, fundraising events and community partnerships.

Susan Canny

Volunteer Coordinator

Retired from a career in law enforcement, Susan joined our team in Spring 2016. Always the first to arrive, and the last to leave Susan oversees our coaches, students, and community volunteers. She also manages all volunteers at our four fundraising races throughout the year.