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Mental Health Matters: Walk/Run for Awareness

Sat September 7, 2024 Asheville, NC 28804 US Directions

Walk/Run For Awareness

Join us for a day of fresh air, exercise, and music! Mental Health Matters Walk/Run for Awareness is a family-friendly event that aims to end the stigma around seeking support for mental health challenges and will feature a community resource fair with representatives from many wellness and mental health organizations in WNC. Mental Health Matters is a public forum for normalizing conversations around mental health struggles so that all of us who need help can more easily access a qualified professional for support. All funds raised will support the work of All Souls Counseling Center.

There will be two course options available:

1. Walk or Run around UNCA's newly installed track
2. Walk or Run through UNCA's beautiful campus (approximately 5k route)

This event is free to participants ages 22 and under. Early bird registration is $15 through July 31st and will be $20 from August 1st to September 7th. We encourage you to form a walk/run team! Every participant who registers for the Mental Health Matters: Walk/Run will receive an event t-shirt!

All registrants should plan on arriving between 9AM-9:30AM to allow time to park, get checked-in, and participate in a group stretch/warm up. We ask that everyone meet on the track bleachers at 9:45AM for a brief welcome message, a few announcements, and a group photo. The walk/run will begin at 10:00AM.

*Water and snacks will be provided however we recommend bringing your own reusable water bottle to stay hydrated
*The event will not be timed, however you are welcome to time yourself
*No pets allowed; Service Animals are allowed on the campus route only.
*Registration is not refundable
*Strollers are allowed
*Tshirt sizes are not exchangeable day-of the walk/run. If you need to change your t-shirt size, please contact our Event Team before August 23rd.
Start Time:
9:00am EDT
End Time:
12:00pm EDT
$15.00 Race Fee + $1.90 SignUp Fee
Price increases to $20.00 after July 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

*Vendor Registration Only/Community Resource Fair

At the Mental Health Matters: Walk/Run for Awareness, All Souls Counseling Center will be hosting a Mental Health Resource Fair featuring local businesses, community partners and non-profit agencies who support mental health in WNC.

*All community partners must bring their own tent/table/chairs
*Tents must be weighted
*Vendors must be set up by 9am and stay through the entire event (estimated to finish by 12:30pm)

$75 for Businesses
$50 for 501(c)3 Nonprofits (use promo code NONPROFIT23)
Start Time:
9:00am EDT
End Time:
12:00pm EDT
Registration Limit:
35 spots left.
$75.00 Race Fee + $5.50 SignUp Fee
Registration ends September 7, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

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