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Racing for Mental Health 5K Tune-Up Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run
November 5 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am$35.00
(Joliet, IL) Racing for Mental Health, a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization is hosting a 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run-on Sunday, November 5, 2023 at the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois. The 5K run/walk will be held on the premier high-performance smooth racetrack of the Autobahn Country Club with straightaways. This unique running venue will make for a very enjoyable 5K experience for both runners and walkers. Check in starts at 8am, Race at 9am. At 10:00am there will be a free Kids One-Mile Fun Run also to be held on the racetrack. Run/Walk registrants will be given a specially designed race day t-shirt. Early registration will guarantee your shirt size will be available on Race day.
Immediately after the race, participants will be served refreshments including Biggby Coffee, water and other after-race treats. Participants will also be able to take their photo with one of the race cars that displays the Racing for Mental Health logo and is used for spreading mental health awareness.
Racing for Mental Health’s mission is to expand mental health awareness and to destigmatize mental health through conversations, advocacy, literacy, educational and outreach programs. In the United States alone there are over 7.7 million children who are suffering from mental health disorders and 1 in 5 adults live with a mental illness. Unfortunately, stigma prevents many of those suffering mental health issues from getting the treatment they need.
Racing for Mental Health’s slogan is “Let’s Talk About It”. Just by simply bringing mental health into everyday conversations, everyone can participate in the race to eliminate the stigma that surrounds mental health concerns.
Everyone is at risk of having a mental health crisis regardless of your age, gender, education, income level, social status, geography, ethnicity, race, religion, or background. Racing for Mental Health wants to encourage everyone to work on their mental health as part of their regular health care program because there is no health without mental health.
Come join Racing for Mental Health’s 5K Tune-Up and together let’s race to stomp-out the stigma associated with mental health.
Here are the Racing for Mental Health 5K Tune-Up Run/Walk & Fun Run Event details:
Event: Racing for Mental Health 5K Tune-Up
Run/Walk with a Free Kids One Mile Fun Run
When: Sunday, November 5th, 2023
Location: Autobahn Country Club, 3795 Centerpoint Way, Joliet, IL 60436
Time: Check-in/Same Day Registration Starts: 8am
Run/Walk Starts: 9am
Kids One-Mile Fun Run Starts: 10am
After-Race Presentation: 10:30am
Refreshments Served: After Race
Pre-Race Day Registration: (Closes November 3rd) $35.00 per 5K Walk/Run registrant
After Same Day Registration: $40.00 per 5K Walk/Run registrant
Kids Fun Run: Free
Same day race registration walk-ins are welcome to join!
Runners/Walkers should register by October 30 to ensure that their requested size specialty Raceday t-shirt is available to take with them on Raceday.
For questions about the 5K Tune-Up Run/Walk & Fun Run, please contact:
Contact: Shannon Sak, Executive Director, Racing for Mental Health
Email: [email protected]