5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention
Mark your calendars – the 2015 5K will be held on Saturday, September 26th at Artesani Park. Join us starting at 7AM, and the race will begin at 9AM, shortly followed by the walk! Click here to register today!
Where: DCR’s Artesani Park: 1255 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02135.
When: Saturday, September 26th
Registration: 7:00 a.m.
Race: 9:00 a.m.
Runner Awards: 10:30 a.m
Family Fun Festival: 7:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Event type: USA Track and Field sanctioned 5 kilometer (3.2 miles) run/walk along the Charles River, based at DCR’s Artesani Park, Soldier’s Field Road, for runners, joggers, walkers, of all ages. Families and teams welcome. Teams and individuals participating in memory of loved ones lost to suicide are highlighted during the event.
Festivities: Refreshments, Family fun festival & children’s activities, Giveaways, Remembering loved ones, Prizes for running and fundraising achievements for individuals and teams.
Purpose: Mobilize more than 3,000 event participants to raise $375,000 for Samaritans, a nonprofit agency dedicated to reducing the risk of suicide, the second leading cause of death for Massachusetts youth and the nation’s tenth leading cause of death for all ages. All proceeds help fund Samaritans’ life saving services, including our 24/7 Helplines, Community Education and Outreach, and Grief Support Services for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. These vital services are available locally to the families, friends and neighbors, free of charge. Samaritans answers calls from Greater Boston, MetroWest, the State Wide toll free number, and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
When you looked at the crowds of teams and families and friends at the 2014 5K, you knew you weren’t alone. We run for those we remember. We walk for those we love. We come together to make a difference. To see pictures from the 2014 5K, click here.
If you have questions about joining us at the 5K, making a donation, or anything else 5K related, contact us via email or call the Samaritans’ Development Office at 617-536-2460 x 5.
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