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Sat, May 04


Chesapeake City Park, Section C


"Join us in the 'Strength in Motion Got Your Six 5K Challenge,' a dynamic event to magnify Mental Health Awareness Month and show appreciation to the Military community. Lace up to stride in solidarity, showcasing your support for mental resilience and the enduring spirit of Mental Health Matters ."

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Time & Location

May 04, 2024, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Chesapeake City Park, Section C, 900 City Park, Chesapeake Virginia 23320

About the event

May, a month of dual significance, marks both Mental Health Awareness and Military Appreciation Month. In this spirit, we are thrilled to announce the 'Strength in Motion Got Your Six 5K Challenge.' This event isn't just a race; it's a powerful statement of support and recognition for the mental well-being of individuals across all stages of life, from teens to seniors, and a tribute to the valiant members of our military community.

The 'Strength in Motion: Got Your Six 5K Challenge' is designed to promote awareness and understanding of mental health's crucial role in our lives. Mental wellness is a journey that spans across all ages and walks of life, impacting everyone from our spirited teens, facing the pressures of growing up in a complex world, to our respected seniors, who often contend with life's significant transitions. This event also serves to honor the sacrifices and resilience of our military personnel, who bravely face unique challenges every single day.

This year's 5K challenge is more than just a run; it's a community experience. Alongside the race, we will be hosting a variety of activities to engage participants of all ages and interests. Attendees can look forward to a health and wellness fair, featuring interactive booths on mental health resources, fitness demonstrations, and mindfulness workshops. To honor our military, there will be a special tribute ceremony and an opportunity to hear from veterans and active-duty members about their experiences.

Post-race, the celebration continues with a community gathering that includes music & food vendors, and a chance to connect with local mental health and military support organizations. This event isn't just about crossing the finish line; it's about coming together as a community to lift each other up, share experiences, and celebrate the journey of mental wellness and the courage of our military heroes. Break out your park blanket and lawn chairs for a pause for a cause moment.

We invite runners, walkers, and supporters of all ages to join us in making the 'Strength in Motion Got Your Six 5K Challenge' a memorable and impactful event. Let's come together to run, learn, and show our unwavering support for mental health awareness and our military community. Your participation means taking a step toward a healthier, more supportive world for all.

All ticket funds are donated to support the upcoming Miss Juneteenth Virginia scholarship awards and the #DefyTheOdds Mentorship program. 

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