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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

JBMedia Productions


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!! 

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


 A Big Thankyou to our Sponsors!


Registration fees

1KM - Kids Going The Extra Mile to End Stigma Fun Run! Closed

1KM -12 and under FREE! Sponsored by the Chatham Optimist Club

5KM Kid's Run or Walk For Mental Health Closed

ages 6-12 FREE!

1KM Going The Extra Mile To End Stigma Closed

12 and over-follows the kid's run

5KM Run or Walk-Price will change automatically to $20.00 for Youth Participants-18 and Under) Closed

KM Run For Mental Health

    1. $25.00
      Jan 5 - Jan 6
    2. $35.00
      Jan 7 - Mar 31
    3. $40.00
      Apr 1 - May 10

Race Day 5KM Route

Race Route - A Closeup of the course Inside the Park and an Overview of the entire Course

Top Fundraiser

$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

Lori Gunn!

 Download a pledge sheet at or pick one up at

The Mental Health Network, 71 Raleigh St. Chatham, ON.

Team Challenge

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:

  • The possibilities for fun and teamwork are endless!  Example: each team can develop their own team t-shirts to promote their companies, show spirit and to have as a keepsake.
  • All proceeds from this event go directly to programs and services at The Mental Health Network of Chatham-Kent.  It is an excellent opportunity for your team to become engaged in community giving through sport.
  • Celebrate with your friends!  Group training runs are one way to have fun before race day.
  • Earn bragging rights! A little team spirit and camaraderie is never a bad thing! The team with the most participants will be awarded with a plaque.


  • Make your Run or Walk more meaningful by going the distance for The Mental Health Network of Chatham-Kent.  Come together as a team to raise money to support this great cause!  Your fundraising makes a difference! 
  • Need more incentive?  The runner or walker who raises the most in pledges will win $100.00!

For further details or question contact Jenny at

Can I Run with My Dog?

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.

Event Schedule

  • May 13 8:30 AM EDT - Day of Registrations

  • May 13 9:15 AM EDT - Team Photos

  • May 13 9:25 AM EDT - Words from The Mental Health Network

  • May 13 9:30 AM EDT - Kids Go the Extra Mile To End Stigma Fun Run

  • May 13 9:35 AM EDT - Go the Extra Mile to End Stigma

  • May 13 9:50 AM EDT - Warm Up Zone

  • May 13 10:00 AM EDT - 5KM Walk/Run

Contact Information

Event Location

Chatham, Chatham-Kent, ON, Canada

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