Mental Health Awareness Run/Walk/Bike

Mental Health Awareness Run/Walk/Bike


May 1-31, 2022

5k, 10k, Half Marathon

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we are bringing awareness through this virtual run/walk/bike that you can do from anywhere!

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The stigma around mental health and treatment has long existed, even though this has started to change. Still, people hesitate to seek help or even talk about it with their loved ones for fear of being judged. Help us bring awareness and raise funds for charities that provide mental health services, by participating in our virtual run/walk/bike that you can do from anywhere!

This race benefits the following mental health charities (donations are optional):

  • NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Mental Health America
  • The Jed Foundation
  • Project Sanctuary


  • Register for the race
  • Complete a 5K, 10k or Half Marathon run/walk/bike at your convenience, any time, anywhere between May 1-31, 2022
  • Submit your time to see how you placed overall and receive your finisher certificate.
  • Celebrate your accomplishment by sharing on social media! #RunsForAPurpose
  • Feel free to join the Virtual Runs for a Purpose Facebook Group to share and celebrate with other participants.


    1. Only 1 person needs to register and create a team name during checkout
    2. Share the team name so others can join during registration
    3. When the 3rd person registers, the first 2 will receive a $5 refund and any other participants who join will automatically get the $5 discount at checkout.


  • Mental Health Awareness Medal
  • Printable Race Bib
  • Printable Finisher Certificate


  • How do I track my time?
    There are several apps available that you can use to track your time. Here is a list of the top 10 apps.
  • How do I create a team?
    During registration, you will setup a team name. Share your team name with others so when they go to register, they look for your team name to join. Once you have 3 people on a team, you each will get a $5 refund and anyone who joins after the 3rd person will automatically get the $5 discount.
  • Do all team members have to run/walk together?
    No, that is the great part about a virtual race! Each team member can run/walk at their own pace on their own time.
  • Do all team members have to do the same distance?
    No, each team member can choose to do their own distance.
  • Do I have to submit my time to get my medal?
    No, submitting your time is optional, you will still get your medal regardless. But if you would like to print off your finisher certificate, you will need to submit your time.
  • When will I get my medal and/or shirt?
    Medals will start to ship in April through the end of the race. Shirts ordered by April 9, 2022 will arrive in time for the race. Shirts ordered after April 9th will ship out after the race.
  • How do I print my bib?
    Bibs are provided in digital format. Once you register, you will be automatically assigned a bib number. In your account, under “Profile” then “Upcoming Events”, you will see an option to print your bib for this race.