Mental Health Matters: Walk/Run for Awareness

Sat September 23, 2023 Asheville, NC 28804 US Directions


Walk/Run For Awareness

$20 9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
201 spots left. Registration ends September 23, 2023 at 11:00am EDT

*Vendor Registration Only/Community Resource Fair

$75 9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
26 spots left. Registration ends September 22, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT


600 Wellness Way
Asheville, NC US 28804


Join us on Saturday, September 23rd at The University of North Carolina - Asheville's campus for a day of fresh air, exercise, and music. Come network with a gathering of County and City leaders, business leaders, nonprofit partners, and many WNC residents that support effective mental health solutions for those with barriers to access.

There will be two course options available:

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

This event is free to participants ages 22 and under. Early bird registration is $15 from July 21st through August 18th and will be $20 from August 19th to September 23rd. Every participant who registers by August 31st will receive an event t-shirt! All proceeds from MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS: Walk/Run for Awareness be donated to All Souls Counseling Center. Registration fees are non-refundable. 

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please visit our volunteer sign up page

For any Frequently Asked Questions about the Walk/Run, please visit our FAQ page!

The MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS Walk/Run for Awareness is a family-friendly walk/run hosted by All Souls Counseling Center (ASCC). The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of the mental health resources available in our community and help to end the stigma around seeking help. It is the premier gathering of mental health providers, partners, and supporters in Western North Carolina that unite in the common goal of making mental health care accessible for all. 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. Several mental health organizations, social service organizations, and community partners will have outreach tables at our Walk/Run. In addition to being active, come out to learn about some of the mental health and supportive resources available in WNC. 

All Souls Counseling Center is a non-profit organization located near Downtown Asheville providing compassionate mental health counseling, outreach, and education to those with barriers to access, with a focus on individuals who don’t have health insurance or can’t afford therapy with their current insurance. Our 16 licensed therapists offer both in-person and virtual individual, couples, and family counseling services on a sliding scale basis. We also offer affordable group counseling services on an as-need basis and have expanded our services to place our therapists within several partner community organizations to meet clients where they’re at and make affordable counseling as accessible as possible. 

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Campus Course Directions

Start at the track and do one lap (.25)
Exit the track and walk/run between the Rec Center and the Sherrill Center towards University Heights (.11)
Take a right on University heights (.18)
Cross street to quad and do loop (.27)
Take a left and continue on University heights (.32)
Take a right down University Heights towards the roundabout (.25)
Take a right and follow the greenway (.18)
Take a right on Founders Ave (.41)
Take a left on Field Drive (.2)
Take a left and go out/back up Ridge Hall Drive (.4)
Continue up Campus drive (.33)
Take a right at faculty parking lot and end at the Mental Health Matters Resource Fair(.1)

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