1st Annual Shawnee County Suicide Prevention Coalition 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 7:30 AM (CDT)
WE WILL BE TAKING REGISTRATIONS AT THE EVENT UNTIL 8:20AM FOR $30.00!
The race will be timed by Striders. Registration can be completed via mail by completing the registration form. Make donations (check/money order) payable to PARS and mail to PARS 2209 SW 29th Street Topeka, KS 66611. Early Registration forms must be postmarked by August 14, 2013. Registration is from 7:30am to 8:30am. The race will start sharply at 8:30am.
Shawnee County Suicide Prevention Coalition will host the 1st Annual Run/Walk to bring Hope, Prevention, Awareness and Education to Shawnee County Residents. The coalition will utilize funds to spread the word about suicide prevention throughout the county. Local emergency responders received 479 calls in 2012. 11 individuals died by suicide in 2012.
When someone you know shows signs of feeling suicidal:
- Listen and show you care.
- Ask the question—are you thinking about suicide?
- For teens: Find a trusted adult to help you both.
- For adults: Find someone to be with the person and someone trained in suicide prevention—such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800.273.8255— to help.
- Always eliminate access to firearms, large amounts of medications, and other dangers.
- Never keep a secret about suicide.
- Know that suicide is never someone else’s fault.
Suicide Prevention Works.
Race Details Below:
All participants must sign the waiver before they receive their run/walk packet. Please bring a signed waiver to the registration table to assist with a speedy registration process. Waivers will be available on site also.
Day of Event:
7:30am - Packet Pick Up & Late Registration
8:25am – Warm-up provided by the Wellness Information Network
8:30am – Race Start Time
The race will begin at 8:30am at the Hummer Natatorium and will end at the Hummer Natatorium. The turnaround point will be at the corner of SW Kanza Drive and SW Oakley. Water stations will be provided at the turnaround point and at the finish line. Sponsorship yard signs will be placed along the route. The race reception will take place at approximately 10:00 am in the gymnasium at Capital City High School.
Please use the parking lot across from the Natatorium at the stadium.
Awards will be given to the two top finishers (1st and 2nd Place) in each age category. The race will be timed by the Strider Running Club.
The categories are as follows:
60 and over
The race reception will be as follows:
Welcome – Bill Cochran, President
A Mother’s Story- Elaine Adair, Coalition Member
A Moment of Silence
Awards Presentation- Sheyvette Dinkens, Event Chair and Jean Holthaus, KDADS
Acknowledge of Sponsors and Volunteers-Sheyvette Dinkens, Event Chair
Closing- Bill Cochran, President
A carousel of photos will be displayed during the race reception. If you would like your loved ones image displayed, please email a photo in the jpeg format to email@example.com no later than noon on September 11th, 2013.
Is there an early packet pick up times? No, you will be able to pick up your packet at 7:30am the day of the race.
Can I place a picture of my loved one on my shirt? Yes, as long as it does not obstructive the reading of your bib number.
Can I make a donation the day of the event? Yes, we will be accepting cash, checks, money orders, and credit card donations.
How will the proceeds be spent? The funds will be used for trainings, community awareness events, printed literature, and other efforts from the Shawnee County Suicide Prevention Coalition to assist with preventing suicide in Shawnee County
Can I have a stroller in the run/walk? Yes, we will have you at the back of the start line. No Bikes Please.
For additional questions please send an email to the event chair, Sheyvette Dinkens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Shawnee County Suicide Prevention Coalition
Shawnee County Suicide Prevention Coalition works to prevent suicide and reduce it's impact on our community.