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Race to Save Lives - November

Saturday, November 5, 2016

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 trophies for the top male and female in both the 5k & 10k. A 3K Walk for Hope for those non-runners.
All entry fees includes an event shirt and post race snacks!  


*Online registration ends 11/3/2016 at 7am.

Paper Registration
Please mail to United Health Services
6910 N. Main St, Mail Unit #10, Granger, IN 46530
or fax to 574-247-6060.



Friday, NOVEMBER 4th
5 pm – 7 pm  Packet pickup & Registration, Saint Joseph Health System, Mishawaka Medical Center Lobby
Saturday, NOVEMBER 5th  
7:30 am – 8:30 am   
Registration and packet pickup, SJHS Mishawaka Medical Center's lower level

9:00 am    5K & 10K starts on Holy Cross Parkway

9:15 am
    3K Walk starts at approximately 
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.   

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.  


Volunteers needed!  
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Amy at 316-207-9739.  Positions generally run 3 hours in length. Each volunteer receives a shirt as well as coffee and donuts!  



Click HERE for the 2016 course map (tentative)


More about the
Suicide Prevention Center

Training Programs at the Suicide Prevention Center

Support Programs at the Suicide Prevention Center

Suicide Prevention Resouces


Hey Runners!  
Race to Save Lives is part of the Michiana Runners Association (MRA) Race Circuit for 2016.  The MRA is a nonprofit running club with a goal of improving the local running experience by 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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