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Race to Save Lives - November

Thanks to everyone who came out and ran, walked, volunteered or cheered!  We rely solely on donations through fundraisers like this one to fund the many programs the SPC provides free of charge.  We receive no funding from the state, city or county.  


Have Fun - Make a Difference - Join our Committee!

If you are interested in getting involved in next year's event,  we are always looking for volunteers with new ideas and suggestions.  It requires attending meetings usually during lunch time to accommodate schedules starting in the Spring.  If you have extra time and are wiling to give a few hours of time each month, please contact Tracy Schneider at 574-247-6047 ext. 120.  We are especially interested in your feedback and suggestions for making this event memorable and one of the areas best run events! 

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 held on the second Saturday in November on the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Mishawaka campus.  

Participants can relax in the warm and delicous cafe while waiting for the start of the event.  As the event winds down, folks can head back inside for post race snacks, awards and a fantastic raffle!  For those looking for things to do later in the day, this area of Mishawaka is well known for a variety of shopping, eateries, brewpubs and easy access to neighboring South Bend and Granger.  

***Race results can be found at www.thtiming.com 

If you would like to stay connected to SPC events and happenings, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SJCsuicideprevention 

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!  USATF Certified courses ensure that the distance is accurate! 

Click HERE for the course Map



A BIG thanks to our returning sponsors.  Please show your appreciation by supporting them and giving them your business! 

Presenting Title Sponsor:

Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center

Lifesaver Sponsor:

The Herbert Adelman Foundation

Heart of Gold Sponsors:

Advanced Ophthalmology of Michiana
Tire Rack
Gurley Leep Automotive
Bradley Company

True Friend Sponsors:

Meijer on Grape Road
South Bend Orthopaedics, Dr. Flynn & Dr. Mencias
The Landing Catering

Special thanks to Corporate Graphic Solutions for the awesome shirts and AP Image for providing our volunteer shirts!


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