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As the sun sets, we lace up for mental health. Join the Hope Network Foundation for a powerful night of racing through the park and coming together to make a difference in honor of the 1 in 5 who face mental illness any given year. Choose from the 5K race or link up with a team of five to complete a full marathon. It all ends with an epic post-race celebration – lights, music, food trucks, drinks, and being part of a community committed to taking action for mental health.
One in Five Team Marathon and 5K, presented by Fox Motors:
Registration includes medal, shirt, and one unforgettable evening. Register by May 15 to ensure shirt size availability.
The evening will start off with the free 1-Mile Community Walk at 6:30pm, with our handcycle division starting at 7:00pm. At 7:30pm, the 5Kers will be off and running. We round the running portion of the evening off with the 10K leg starting at 8:30pm and then transitioning into the 5-mile legs at 8:45pm. When the running is done, the party is just beginning!
See below for the course maps!
-1 Mile Community Walk: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/2155293
-5 Mile: https://www.strava.com/routes/2937077414153609016
Packet Pickup and Late Registration:
June 1: 4pm to 7pm
Gazelle Sports (3930 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512)
June 2 (race day!): 6pm to 8:45pm
Late registration will go through 8:45pm on race day (NOTE: registration will close for each heat/distance as they begin). You can do it online before you head to the event or onsite when you arrive. We will be accepting cash, check, and credit card onsite.
Teams of five will run together to complete a marathon – four runners each completing a five-mile loop, and one representing the one in five by taking on a more challenging 6.2-mile route.
Join the One in Five fun from wherever you are! In addition to the live race, we’re also offering a virtual run. Sign up, complete a 5K run or walk on race weekend in honor of the 1 in 5, and receive an official race shirt and medal. Treadmill, your neighborhood, a track, a trail… wherever you do it, however you do it, you’ll be moving to make a difference for mental health.
The Hope Network One in Five Series is a collection of races and challenges to get people moving for mental health. One in five adults will face a mental illness in any given year, and that number is growing. Wherever you live, it’s all around you – and the numbers prove it:
When you join a One in Five Series event, you address the issue head-on by becoming part of a global community committed to turning the conversation about mental health issues into action. That’s what the One in Five Series is all about – reducing the effects and stigma of mental illness with every stride, stretch, and session. Moving for your own mental health, while supporting your community’s as well.
The Hope Network One in Five Marathon Relay may be delayed from the posted start times due to hazardous weather or environmental conditions if conditions are deemed hazardous to participant safety. Cancellation of the event as a result of extended delays will be considered and determined by Hope Network One in Five Marathon Relay staff.
LIGHTNING. An electrical storm or the detection of lighting within the race course area within one hour of all start times will be considered life threatening to all participants. As a result, timing mats will be deactivated to avoid threat of injury or death. A delay or cancellation of the race may be made when hazardous weather conditions exist. While the determination is being made, participants, volunteers and spectators are expected to take shelter, or return to nearby vehicles.
HIGH WINDS. If high winds are present, extra care will be taken to secure race signage, start and finish areas, mile markers, fencing, banners, timing clocks and other equipment associated with the Hope Network One in Five Marathon Relay.
TORNADO WATCH OR WARNING. The Hope Network One in Five Marathon Relay will be canceled or delayed if any of the following weather conditions exist: Tornado Warning, Tornado Watch, Thunderstorm and/or Heavy Rain.
TEMPERATURE. Due to potential of extreme heat exposure, heat stroke and exhaustion can occur when the body is exposed to moderate or high temperatures and moderate to high humidity levels. If above average temperatures are present the morning of the race, participants are expected to seek and remain in shaded areas as long as possible before, during and following the race. Adequate supplies of water and electrolyte replacements will be available on the course, near the start/finish line area(s) and throughout the event area. A medical tent and ambulance will be stocked with adequate supplies of fluid replacements, cold compresses and electrolyte tablets. If experiencing symptoms related to heat stroke or heat exhaustion, all participants are required to seek medical attention immediately.
NON-WEATHER RELATED HAZARD. Occasionally, a situation (e.g. flooding or local emergency) may arise that could obstruct the race course and/or the ability for staff to effectively continue the race and associated activities. Prior to and throughout the race, consideration will be given to re-routing the course, delaying the event or cancelling the event as a result of the situations.
REFUND POLICY. Consistent with other races and events, and due to the non-refundable expenses associated with preparing the Hope Network One in Five Marathon Relay, registration and sponsorship donations and fees are non-refundable, and funds will used to support awareness and treatment efforts related to mental health.
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