Be the Light - Glow in the Dark 5K for Mental Health Awareness

Sat September 17, 2022 Holland, MI 49423 US Directions

Be the Light 5k Run

$35 7:00PM EDT - 9:00PM EDT Price increases after August 20, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Join us for this awesome Glow in the Dark 5k! Invest in your own mental and physical health by completing a 5k, learn and spread mental health awareness, and support Beacon of Hope! Beacon of Hope is a non-profit counseling agency, which provides barrier free counseling at no-cost. Our hope is to raise $20,000 dollars, providing more than 600 individual counseling sessions. So go ahead and hit the signup button in the top right corner to register for the race. Then come back to the home page and hit the donate button in the top right corner to help an individual or family get the counseling they need. 

Why donate and help others:

There’s so much stigma around mental health, stigma that’s literally deadly. According the the health department, suicide rates in Michigan have increased 150% in the past 10 years, and suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death of people aged 10-34 in the US. That’s right, this isn’t just something adults struggle with. In Ottawa county, 1 in 5 teens have seriously considered taking their lives, and ⅔ of those were less than 16 years old. The National Suicide Hotline reported 1000% increase of calls during COVID.  And that doesn’t even take into account lives lost due to eating disorders, substance abuse, or domestic violence. All of those deaths could have been prevented. According to the National Alliance of Mental Health,1 in 5 adults struggle with mental health in some way, yet less than half seek help due to stigma, cost, or other barriers.

PLEASE help bring awareness to mental health by supporting this amazing Be the Light 5k race and Beacon of Hope!

Event Shirts

Unisex tech shirts will be given to all participants whose registration is received by August 20, 2022 and as supplies last after that date. Sizes offered include: youth S-L and adult S-XXXL. Packet pick up is currently scheduled for Friday, September 16th from 4pm-7pm. If you are unable to pick-up your packet, please reach out to  

Race Contact Info

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We will be giving away participation "Be the Light 5k Race" medals! 

Click Here for more information on Beacon of Hope and their NO COST counseling 

Moran Park, W 22nd St
Holland, MI US 49423
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