Connecting U & I: We Got Your Back 5k
Join us for the Connecting U & I: We Got Your Back 5k for suicide awareness!
Suicide Awareness Week culminates in a 5k fun walk and run to help raise awareness around suicide prevention and resilience building. Participants have the option of a 5K (3.1 mile route PDF) run or 2K (1.3 mile route PDF) walk route around campus starting and ending at the Student Rec Center (SRC).
When: Saturday, September 11 at 10 a.m.
Where: Routes begin at the Student Rec Center
Cost: Free (includes a t-shirt)
Registration: Registration will open Aug. 1. Participants must register by Aug. 29 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.
In the event of inclement weather, the run will be completed virtually and participants will be contacted with information on how to pick up their shirt.
Connecting U & I
Together we can increase mental health awareness, reduce stigma, and connect students to resources and the Vandal Community.
The 5k starts Saturday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. Check-in begins 1 hour before the start time in front of the Student Rec Center. Please adhere to social distancing guidelines (CDC guidelines) while participating in this event.
A few reminders about the event:
- Parking is available in the orange lot across the street (crossing Line St.) east of the SRC.
- We will not have a place for you to store any personal belongings.
- You will need to sign a waiver if you have not already done so.
- Please stay on the sidewalks and campus roadways.
- University policy does not allow pets at this event.
*In the case of inclement weather, participants will be emailed the day before with virtual participation information and t-shirt pick-up.
Thanks for your support! Email Amanda Ferstead, Mental Health Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 208-885-1539 if you have any questions.