Stride to Prevent Suicide 5K/1Mile Fun Run
Join us for the 2022 Stride to Prevent Suicide on Saturday, April 2, at 9:00 a.m. in Spring Park, Searcy. The day’s events will include a 5K,1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, and a Memorial Butterfly Release Ceremony. THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIALLY TIMED RACE.
All money raised from this event will be used to fund programs and services to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention. The Dr. Robert E. Elliott Foundation is committed to shining a light on the disease of depression, saving lives and restoring hope. We provide monthly support groups, educational programs for the community as well as area health professionals, and scholarships to those in a mental health field. This is our main fundraiser for the year, and we appreciate your support!
Individual registration online is for $30 for adults. Early bird registration through 3/9 is $25 and registration on the day of race will be $35. There is special pricing for children through age 11. Consider recruiting a team of 10 or more for a discounted rate (details below).
Individuals may register online, at the race beginning at 8 a.m.(higher entry fee race day), or by coming to Fellowship Bible Church 1009 East Beebe- Capps (old Kohler building) on the Thursday or Friday before the race from noon until 4 p.m. Pre-registered individuals may also come by during those hours to pick up their race shirt.
Teams of 10 or more can register for $20 each! Teams can now register online! Their team captain must register a team and give their team a password. Team members can use this password to go online and register at their convenience. (Note there is a small added fee to register online.) A team may also register by mail by sending all registration forms for your team to P.O. Box 485, Searcy, AR 72145. Those should be received by Thursday before the race. A team leader may also just deliver the team forms on Thursday-Friday before the race to Fellowship Bible Church, 1009 East- Beebe Capps from noon until 4 p.m. and collect all team t-shirts. Team leaders can call us at 501.278.4357 with help for handling registration for their team if needed or obtaining registration forms. The registration form will be posted on our Facebook page and you are welcome to make copies from it. Yes, it is ok for a team to partially register online and partially manually register. However, please make sure you will have a minimum of 10 team members total if you set up online registration for a team. We present an award to the largest team as well as the most spirited team on race day!
Please Note: Due to increased costs for t-shirts and other expenses, we had to increase our registrations fees a small amount this year for the first time in many years.
In the past, you have been able to purchase a butterfly for the Memorial Butterfly Release in memory of someone lost to suicide. There will be no charge for that this year. At registration just turn in the name you want read at the ceremony.