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Race to Save Lives - November

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 run/walk & 10k run, professionally timed event that takes place on a certified course in Mishawaka, Indiana.  It's a fast out and back course that starts and finishes at Saint Joseph Medical Center in Mishawaka.  Medals are awarded 3 deep in each age group with attractive trophies for the top male and female in each event.  Entry fee includes an event shirt and post race snacks!

Online registration will open in JULY - Please check back!

Suicide loss survivors are encouraged to join us for the  "Walk of Hope"  to walk with friends and family in memory of a loved one who died by suicide.  We have several different ways to remember loved ones including beads, signs and a slide show.    

We are currently looking for business partners and sponsors.  If you would like to receive information on the levels of support available, contact Tracy at 574-247-6047 ext. 120 or email at tschneider@uhs-in.org

Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SJCsuicideprevention 
Like our Races and Walks page for inspirational messages and special news on this event and others! 

Hey Runners!  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



Become a sponsor and gain countless perks and benefits to increase your businesses presence in the area.  Contact our office for more information!   


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


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