YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Mental Health Association (MHA) of Westchester’s ninth annual 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Kids’ Race will join the “#runforboston” movement, which honors last month’s Boston Marathon victims and runners.
MHA is asking participants to wear blue and yellow on race day to demonstrate their solidarity in the event, which will be held at FDR State Park in Yorktown on Sunday, May 5 from 8 to 11:30 a.m.
It is traditionally an inspiring event in support of mental health and wellness and contributes to helping more than 20,000 individuals each year.
“Walk or run if you believe that people can and do recover from all sorts of mental health concerns,” said MHA Westchester COO Doris Schwartz.
“Join us if you believe that each of us is unique and spectacular and deserve to be treated only with kindness and respect. Accompany us to say a resounding no to stigma, bias and discrimination that is so prevalent, insidious and destructive. The responsibility to speak out belongs to us all,” she added.
Lou Young, of WCBS-TV, and Jessica Pinckney, Miss Hudson Valley will be special guests and local star singer Jessica Lynn will entertain. The family-oriented event includes healthy food and entertainment throughout the morning. Racers/walkers can register individually or create teams, and children can participate in a 1-Mile Kids’ Race (ages 4-12).
The race is timed by the Taconic Road Runners and medals are awarded in each age category as well as overall top male/female.
To register, visit www.mhawestchester.org .
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