We’ve decided to shake things up this year! Instead of our typical 5K Run/Walk, this year’s activity for the “Walk the Talk” Christopher Schultes Run/Walk for Recovery is “Move a Mile”. You can Run, Walk, Bike, Swim, Skateboard, Bounce on a Pogo Stick, Run on a Tread Mill... The style of movement is completely up to you as long as you move for a mile.
Have fun and be creative! This year’s event is also going to be held virtually, so we can stay safe and maintain our good social distancing habits.
After registering, you can complete your Move a Mile at any time. We encourage you to invite your friends, and your family to join you- at a safe distance, of course! Be sure to send us your photos and/or videos of your Move a Mile, so we can post them during our virtual a Move a Mile Event on Saturday, October 3, 2020 on the Walk the Talk Event Facebook Page. Be sure to check it out. We will post a number of messages from the Genesis Counseling Center staff and board members. Be sure to register early in order to get your t-shirt in time for the event. Each participant will receive a free shirt in the mail.
Mental health services are more important than ever. For over 40 years Genesis Centers, a nonprofit treatment center, has provided mental health and addiction related services for thousands of individuals in South Jersey. We care about people’s problems in the everyday world. We believe in the possibility of growth and transformation for every individual. It is our mission to provide the therapeutic support, care and education to aid people in reaching their goals while they manage the symptoms of mental illness or strive to overcome the destructive effects of chemical addiction. Learning to maintain recovery is vital. We don't want anyone to travel down this difficult road alone, so we invite you to be an important part of the Run for Recovery by sponsoring, donating, or participating in our Virtual Walk the Talk.
Thank you for continuing to support Genesis Centers in this unprecedented time!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Are we having a 5k this year?
A. We decided to change things up this year. Instead of holding a 5k, this year’s Walk the Talk event is Move a Mile!
Q. What does Move a Mile mean?
A. Instead of running or walking a 5k, we’re encouraging people to get out there and move a mile. How you move is up to you! Be creative! You can run, walk, bike, skate, rollerblade, hike, climb… it’s your choice. Have fun, be safe, and be creative!
Q. How do I register for this year’s Walk the Talk, Move a Mile event?
A. You can register online on our RunSignUp page: https://runsignup.com/Race/NJ/YourTown/walkthetalk
Register now and receive a free t-shirt by mail. T-shirts available while supplies last so register soon!
Q. When do we Move a Mile?
A. Once you register on the RunSignUp page, you can complete your Move a Mile at any time! You can Move a Mile right away, you can wait for your t-shirt, or you can Move a Mile on October 3rd, the day of our Virtual Event! We encourage you to take pictures or videos of your Move a Mile to be shared on our Facebook Event Page. You can post directly to the Facebook Event Page or send your photos or video to our email address and we will post them on October 3rd: email@example.com
Q. Are you having an event at Cooper River Park this year?
A. No, due to the ever evolving Covid situation, we decided not to have a public gathering this year. We are hopeful we’ll be back to normal by 2021.
Q. If there’s no live event, what’s happening on Saturday, October 3rd?
A. We are holding an online Virtual Event on Saturday, October 3rd. We will be posting videos and photos of this year’s event on our Facebook Event Page:
We will be posting a few thank you videos from our Genesis staff and board members. We will also be posting photos and videos of those who have already completed their Move a Mile. We will also be editing together a photo slide show “In Memory of” ones that have been lost.
Q. How do I include a loved one in the “In Memory of” photo slide show?
A. If you would like to have someone honored in our “In Memory of” video slide show, you can submit the name of your loved one and up to two photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo file sizes need to be under 10 MB. You can send .jpeg, .png, .tiff, .heic, or whatever the native iPhone photo format is. Include the words “In Memory of” in the email subject line and be sure to include your loved one’s name.
Q. What organization benefits from the “Walk the Talk” Christopher Schultes Move a Mile for Recovery event?
A. The event is being held for Genesis Counseling Centers. Genesis is a non-profit counseling center that provides a variety of substance abuse and mental health services to the communities of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties. For more information on Genesis Counseling Centers, please visit our website at: https://www.genesiscenters.org
Q. I don’t live near Genesis Counseling Centers, can I still participate?
A. Sure, you can Move a Mile anywhere!
Q. I am unable to participate in the Walk the Talk event this year, can I donate instead?
A. Yes, you can donate through our RunSignUp Page: https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/NJ/YourTown/walkthetalk
Q. Can I Move a Mile with a friend?
A. Sure, please encourage your friends, family, coworkers and/or loved ones to sign up on our RunSignUp page. As long as you practice good social distancing habits, you can gather in small groups. Just be safe and follow all of the current safety guidelines.
Q. Can I do something to participate In Honor or In Memory of a loved one?
A. Yes. We have signs that you can print that say “In Honor of” and “In Memory of.” You can print the sign at home. You can add your loved one’s name and a photo, if you like. Bring it with you as you Move a Mile. In addition, if you would like to have someone honored in our video slide show, you can submit the name of your loved one and up to two photos to: email@example.com. Photo file sizes need to be under 10 MB. You can send .jpeg, .png, .tiff, .heic, or whatever the native iPhone photo format is. Include the words “In Memory of” in the email subject line and be sure to include your loved one’s name.
Q. Are you raffling baskets this year?
A. We usually raffle 40 plus baskets at the annual Walk the Talk event at Cooper River Park. Because of the Covid situation we are not hosting a live walk/run event and will not raffle baskets this year.