Suicide Awareness Virtual 5k, 10k, Half Marathon Run/Walk

Sun September 5 - Sat September 11, 2021
Prices Increase August 1

5K Run/Walk

$35 $25 Register 3+ people and get $5 off per person.
Prices Increase August 1

10K Run/Walk

$35 $25 Register 3+ people and get $5 off per person.
Prices Increase August 1

Half Marathon

$35 $25 Register 3+ people and get $5 off per person.

**Shirt cut-off date is August 12th to arrive in time for the race. Orders placed after August 12th will arrive end of September.

September 5 – 11, 2021 is National Suicide Prevention Week. Suicide is a national health problem that currently ranks as the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 10 – 24.  Suicide is also one of the leading causes of preventable death in our nation. This race is to help spread awareness in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic. 

This race benefits the following organizations:

  • NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
  • CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties, a non-profit, charitable organization that provides trained telephone listeners who respond to human needs 24 hours every day. This volunteer based organization offers free confidential crisis intervention, information on available resources, and referral to community services.


  • Register for the race and print your bib
  • Complete a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon run/walk at your convenience, any time, anywhere between September 5-11, 2021
  • Submit your time (optional) to see how you placed overall and receive your finisher certificate.
  • Celebrate your accomplishment by sharing on social media! #RunsForAPurpose
  • Feel free to join the Virtual Runs for a Purpose Facebook Group to share and celebrate with other participants. Don't forget to follow our Facebook page too!


  • Suicide Awareness Medal
  • Printable Race Bib
  • Printable Finisher Certificate


  • Do I have to track my time / How do I track my time?
    No, tracking your time is optional. There are several apps available that you can use to track your time. Here is a list of the top 10 apps.
  • Do all team members have to participate together?
    No, that is the great part about a virtual race! Each team member can run/walk at their own pace on their own time.
  • Do all team members have to do the same distance?
    No, each team member can choose to do their own distance.
  • Can I split up the distance over several days?
    Yes, you can certainly split up your distance over time if needed.
  • Do I have to submit my time to get my medal?
    No, submitting your time is optional, you will still get your medal regardless. But if you would like to print off your finisher certificate, you will need to submit your time.
  • When will I get my medal and/or shirt?
    Medals will start to ship right away. Shirts ordered by August 12th will arrive in time for the race. Shirts ordered after August 12th will ship after the race.
  • How do I print my bib?
    Bibs are provided in digital format. Once you register, you will be automatically assigned a bib number. In your account, under “Profile” then “Upcoming Events”, you will see an option to print your bib for this race.



Shirt and tank tops are available for $20 during checkout.

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