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Race to Save Lives - November

Saturday, November 7, 2015 

benefiting the Suicide Prevention Center at United Health Services

The idea for a community event to raise awareness about suicide was started by the Krueger family to honor the life of Elaine Krueger. The original Stayin' Afloat event in downtown South Bend became what is now Race to Save Lives.  All proceeds support the Suicide Prevention Center at United Health Services and its programs to prevent suicide in our community and the surrounding areas.  

Race to Save Lives is a 5k & 10k chip timed on certified courses in near-by Mishawaka at the Saint Joseph Health System. Medals are awarded three deep in each age group with attractive trophies for the top male and female in both the 5k & 10k.  Entry fee includes an event shirt and post race snacks!  

We are pleased to be partnering with the Student Veterans Organization (SVO) and Sweats for Vets at IUSB! Veterans can contact the local SVO office to receive a discount code for online registration.  



Click HERE for the course Map


Friday, NOVEMBER 6  5:00 – 7:00 pm  
Packet pickup & Registration, Saint Joseph Health System, Mishawaka Medical Center Lobby
7:30 – 8:30 am   
Registration and packet pickup, SJHS Mishawaka Medical Center lower level, Rooms C - F

5K & 10K start at 9 AM on Holy Cross Parkway
3K Walk starts at approximately 9:15 AM

Awards and raffle immediately following race in the Cafeteria 

Saint Joseph Health System Mishawaka Medical Center
5215 Holy Cross Parkway, Mishawaka, IN 46545  off of Douglas Road & Main Street
Parking is available in the Visitor parking lot using the main entrance off of Douglas Road.  There is extra parking in the MOB parking lot as well. Enter through the main door and take the elevator down to the lower level for day of packet pickup and registration. The start is located on Holy Cross Parkway across from the outdoor fountain.  

New this year: 3K Walk of Hope  
Suicide loss survivors and those who have been touched by suicide are encouraged to walk with friends and family to remember loved ones.  Survivor beads, memorial signs and more will be available at registration. The walk is not timed and all are welcome to participate.    

Volunteers needed!  
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the SPC office at 574-247-6047, ext. 120.  Positions generally run 3 hours in length. Each volunteer receives a shirt as well as coffee and donuts!  


Thank you to the following businesses for their support!  


Presenting Sponsor

Saint Joseph Health System

Title & Lifesaver Sponsor

The Herbert Adelman Foundation

Heart of Gold Sponsors

TireRack Inc.
St. Joseph Valley Anesthesia, P.C.
Gurley Leep Automotive 
Advanced Ophthalmology - Drs. Gerber, Schwartz, Yoon & Elias


True Friend Sponsors

Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak
Meijer Stores - Grape Road
Kem Krest

Lending Hand Sponsor


Hey Runners!  
Race to Save Lives is part of the Michiana Runners Association (MRA) Race Circuit for 2015.  The MRA is a nonprofit running club with a goal of improving the local running experience byt uniting runners, races, and the communities of Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan. For more information on the MRA Race Circuit, email:  information@michianarunner.org

Did you know our courses are USATF Certified?  The 5K & 10K courses are out and back starting from the hospital campus and continuing into parts of Mishawaka.  The 10K route winds through the Winding Brook neighborhood, a popular spot for other local runs! This course is fast and flat and a great opportunity to get a new personal best! 

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