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"Using our Voices" Mental Health Run Series - Center Moriches

Sat March 16, 2024 Center Moriches, NY 11934 US Directions



9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT

Kids Run (ages 5-10)

8:45AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT


Neville Park
9 Canal Street
Center Moriches, NY US 11934


This second annual student-led run series was created by Center Moriches & North Babylon Student Leaders as a follow up event to PS I Love You Day.

PS I Love You Day is held the second Friday of February. It is a day meant to spread love, decrease bullying, and promote mental health awareness. This day was created by Brooke and Jaimie DiPalma after experiencing a family tragedy where their father took his own life. The sisters lost the glue that bonded their family and felt that “tragedy should not be the force for togetherness; Togetherness should be the force that ends tragedies.” So, in memory of their father, they began an incredibly positive movement that has now spread throughout the world.

Center Moriches School District believes in students being a part of the change process and genuine inclusivity through student engagement. Students across the island have collaborated to create the first annual, “Using our Voices” Mental Health Run Series. The goal is to share important messages about, reducing stress and anxiety, building relationships, and supporting students’ mental and physical health through movement. Giving students an opportunity to use their voice and leadership skills, and work toward the first ever NYS Seal of Civic Readiness for promoting civic mindedness within their communities. Students work towards an important cause by using their voices, having fun, and building a network of positivity across the island. 

Together with the North Babylon, and Connetquot High School leaders, this event is one you will not want to miss! All students will be able to participate in the race series free of charge in an effort to spread awareness to a cause important to so many people. Join these students for this amazing student-led event series Long Island has offered. 

When kids are empowered, magical things can happen! 


Race Directors/School Contact for the Series: 

Center Moriches: Katy Forman, 

North Babylon: Meghan Kelly, 

Connetquot: Lauren Neckin,



Use your social media accounts to share your referral code with others!  The student  with the most referrals will win a set of Apple Airpods.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.



 Any participant is eligible for our race raffles! We will have some great prizes at all three races!

Local businesses in the communities are welcome to not only sponsor, but to donate items to be raffled.

Join the fun and win great prizes!

Packet Pick-Up

Race day packet pickup will be on site at 7:30- 8:30 am race day morning. 

Neville Park, Canal St. Center Moriches, NY



Custom Medal's to the top 3 male, female, non-binary overall finishers, plus the 3 over all winners in 5-year age groups from 10 and under, to 80+.



Spread the Word & Get Social

Spread the news and be a part of our first ever student-led run series! Students on Long Island RACE FOR FREE! Please contact the race directors on this page for the code.  

#5kUsingOurVoices #mentalhealthrunseries2024 

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Sponsor Opportunities

Please review the following ways in which your business can participate. As this race is FREE for all students to promote physical activity for mental health coping skills and awareness, we need the community to band together and support our youth. This year we are now a non-profit as well! Sponsors are truly appreciated at this series to cover the cost of our youth. 

Sponsors are welcome and encouraged to put advertising material in the race day handouts or offer other incentives that may benefit their business. All sponsors will be featured heavily on our website, registration page, social media pages and “Thank You” board at the event itself. 


Gift Card ($50.00)
Water stop sponsor ($100.00)
Non-Monetary Donation (Raffle Prize, Water, Post-Race Food, etc.)

Company Name: ________________________________________________________________________________________

Contact Name: __________________________________________________________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________________________________________________________

Phone: ___________________________________________Email: ________________________________________________

Please return this form to the address below with a high-quality company logo.  Please make checks payable to the Using Our Voices Mental Health Run Series and mail to 19 Main Street Sayville, NY 11782


Gold Level Sponsor: $5,000 

Company logo on all registration websites, race communication, plus large signage at each event. “Presented by” tagline on all Using our Voices Mental Health Run Series communications. 

Silver Sponsor: $3,000 

Company logo on all registration websites, race communications, plus large signage at each event.  A prominent sponsor sign with company logo at one water stop on racecourse.

Silver Sponsor: $1,000 

 One (1) 10 ft. x 10ft. Event Tent Space on day of race, & logo signage on course. 

Bronze Sponsor: $500 

Logo placement on Using Our Voices registration page & emails and logo signage on course.






Using Our Voices Run Series Runs

North Babylon 5/11:

Connetquot 5/19:


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