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Race to Save Lives - November
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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 Saint Joseph Health System campus.  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!  


Entry Fees
5K & 10  $30 + 2.50 SignUp fee  includes event t-shirt
3K Walk  $25 + 
2.50 SignUp fee includes event t-shirt - this event is not timed
Kids in strollers are FREE!  
**Register early to guarantee a soft and light Poly/cotton blend "tultex" shirt!  

Click to register on RunSignUp

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Event details

Friday, NOVEMBER 6:  5 – 7 pm:  Packet pickup & pre-registration, Hospital lobby
Saturday, NOVEMBER 7:   7:30 – 8:30 am:  Race day registration and packet pickup, Hospital lower level

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

Location:  
Saint Joseph Health System
5215 Holy Cross Parkway, Mishawaka, IN 46545
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.  

3K Walk of Hope
Suicide loss survivors and those who have been touched by suicide are encouraged to walk with friends and family as part of Race to Save Lives.  Walkers will take a different route around the hospital campus.  Survivor beads, memorial signs and more will be avaiable.  The walk is not timed and all are welcome.  
 
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! 

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!  

Click HERE for the course Map

 


 




Thank you to the following businesses for their support!  
 

 

Presenting Sponsor

Saint Joseph Health System, Mishawaka Campus
 

Heart of Gold Sponsors

TireRack Inc.
St. Joseph Valley Anesthesia, P.C.

 

True Friend Sponsors

Oaklawn 


 

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