Suicide Awareness Run/Walk

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Suicide Awareness Run/Walk

$25.00

September 5-11, 2021

5k, 10k, Half Marathon

Suicide is a national health problem that currently ranks as the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 10 – 24. Help spread awareness in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic.

Description

September 5 – 11, 2021 is National Suicide Prevention Week. Suicide is a national health problem that currently ranks as the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 10 – 24.  Suicide is also one of the leading causes of preventable death in our nation. This race is to help spread awareness in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic.

This race benefits the following organizations:

  • NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
  • CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties, a non-profit, charitable organization that provides trained telephone listeners who respond to human needs 24 hours every day. This volunteer based organization offers free confidential crisis intervention, information on available resources, and referral to community services.

HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR VIRTUAL RUN/WALK

  1. Register for the race and print your bib
  2. Complete a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon run/walk at your convenience, any time, anywhere between September 5-11, 2021
  3. Submit your time (optional) to see how you placed overall and receive your finisher certificate.
  4. Celebrate your accomplishment by sharing on social media! #RunsForAPurpose
  5. Feel free to join the Virtual Runs for a Purpose Facebook Group to share and celebrate with other participants. Don’t forget to follow our Facebook page too!

REGISTRATION INCLUDES

  • Suicide Awareness Medal
  • Printable Race Bib
  • Printable Finisher Certificate

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • 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.
  • Do all team members have to participate 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 right away. Shirts ordered by August 8th will arrive in time for the race. Shirts ordered after August 8th will ship 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 RunSignUp.com account, under “Profile” then “Upcoming Events”, you will see an option to print your bib for this race.