The Mental Health Network will host our Fifth Annual 5K Run/Walk for Mental Health on Saturday May 13th at Kingston Park in Chatham.
"Kids Go The Extra Mile to End Stigma" 1KM Fun run is a FREE event for all persons under 12 years of age!
*New* If your child would rather participate in the 5KM "Run For Mental Health" event their entry fee will also be FREE!
(for all persons between 6-12 years of age!)
The youth event is sponsored by "The Optimist Club of Chatham"
Do you want to see last year's fun? Click on the link below, courtesy of
All runners/walkers will receive a ballot for a chance to win some amazing prizes! We will post pictures of prizes on our FB page, last year we had at least 60!
**You can earn extra ballots this year**
Every $50 in donations/pledges will earn you an extra chance to win a great prize!
In addition to extra ballots a $100 cash prize will be awarded to the walker, runner, or "Go The Extra Mile" participant who raises the most in donations!
If you are collecting pledges please use the following pledge sheet link.
Finisher medals (a new design this year) will be given to all participants
of the 5KM event!
**Overall 1st place Male, Female, Teen (13-18) Youth (12 and under)
will receive special recognition award!**
And don't forget our Team Challenge!!
Race Route Description and Map
New starting line and finishing line this year
The route for the race starts outside Kingston park on Paxton, taking a right on orangewood, and running down to Gregory drive where it take a left. From there the route follows Gregory Dr. out to the Baldoon which is our turn around point. We make our way back the way we came except instead of turning left on Paxton we turn left to go down the Brown Drain path back to Paxton where we make a right and follow Paxton back to the path to re-enter the park and finish the loop around the park.
Come and Join the FUN!
All proceeds will the Mental Health Network (Hope House).
For more information please call Jenny at 519-351-3100 or email email@example.com.
A Big Thankyou to our Sponsors!
1KM - Kids Going The Extra Mile to End Stigma Fun Run!
1KM -12 and under FREE! Sponsored by the Chatham Optimist Club
|Jan 5 - May 10||Current Price FREE|
5KM Kid's Run or Walk For Mental Health
ages 6-12 FREE!
|Jan 5 - May 10||Current Price FREE|
1KM Going The Extra Mile To End Stigma
12 and over-follows the kid's run
|Jan 5 - May 10||Current Price $20.00|
5KM Run or Walk-Price will change automatically to $20.00 for Youth Participants-18 and Under)
KM Run For Mental Health
|Jan 5 - Jan 6||$25.00|
|Jan 7 - Mar 31||$35.00|
|Apr 1 - May 4||Current Price $40.00|
Run for Mental Health Team Challenge!
The Run For Mental Health has been a successful event in our community over the past few years and we would like to invite you to participate in our Team Challenge. The Team Challenge is an activity designed for friendly competition, bringing awareness and working to dispel the stigma around mental illness. Challenges such as this are successful with community support and promote teamwork and a healthier lifestyle. It’s an opportunity to make overall wellness fun!
Individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout the Chatham-Kent area are invited to enter their teams into the Team Challenge to share a fun day with friends and coworkers while showing support for the community. Everyone who finishes the 5KM walk or run will receive a medal, as well as a special recognition award for the largest team! What better reward than a little bling?
Start planning your Team Challenge today with the Run For Mental Health! Be ready to start changing lives on May 13th, 2017.
Reasons to Participate:
A $100 cash prize will be issued to the Walker, Runner, or "Go The Extra Mile" participant who raises the most in donations!
Congratulations to our 2016 winner
Download a pledge sheet at www.mhnck.com or pick one up at
The Mental Health Network, 71 Raleigh St. Chatham, ON.
Race Route and Description:
A few changes to the race route have been made to ensure everyone's safety as our race continues to grow.
The 5KM route for the race starts just outside of Kingston park on Paxton Dr. and goes down Paxton towards Orangewood. Taking a right on orangewood, and running down to Gregory drive where it take a left. From there the route follows Gregory Dr. out to the Baldoon which is our turn around point. We make our way back the way we came except instead of turning left on Paxton we turn left to go down the Brown Drain path back to Paxton where we make a right and follow Paxton back to the path to re-enter the park and finish the loop around the park.
Map will be posted soon.
In recent days we have had some questions about bringing dogs to run in the race. Although we love our animal friends we feel it’s a liability and a tripping hazard to have dogs on the course.
We thank you for your understanding with this matter.
May 13 08:30 AM EDT - Day of Registrations
May 13 09:15 AM EDT - Team Photos
May 13 09:25 AM EDT - Words from The Mental Health Network
May 13 09:30 AM EDT - Kids Go the Extra Mile To End Stigma Fun Run
May 13 09:35 AM EDT - Go the Extra Mile to End Stigma
May 13 09:50 AM EDT - Warm Up Zone
May 13 10:00 AM EDT - 5KM Walk/Run