This event will open the opportunity to acknowledge the reality of suicide, those that we've lost, those that have survived, encourage dialogue and conversation, and begin to shift the culture, perceptions and beliefs regarding suicide. Together, we can spread the message that suicide is preventable and the support is out there. Let us take the pledge to accept zero! #AcceptZero
Money raised from this event will be used for increased training and education throughout the community on suicide - warning signs, assessing, referring, and supporting. Additionally, funds will also be available to those individuals who may be experiencing thoughts to end their life so that they can seek support and treatment without the additional worry about finances which may include rent due to eviction notices, utilities being shut off, basic needs due to loss of income, no insurance, and past due medical/hospital bills.
Fox 4's Abby Eden joins us again this year to emcee the 5K! Abby anchors the Fox 4 New Morning Show from 4:30 to 9. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Abby's had the news bug since she was small, always keeping an eye on the local and national news and studying the reporters and anchors. Her passion is telling stories that can positively impact people's lives through investigation and education. We're honored to have her with us for the Accept Zero 5K! In her spare time, Abby loves to spend time with her husband, Tyler, and their Australian Shepherd, Milo, and Hemingway cat, Dallas. Abby is a marathoner and half marathoner. You’ll often see her running or working out at lots of locally-owned gyms.
Accept Zero 5k : Ages 10 and up to be timed runner/walker. Swag bags to include; race day t-shirt(shirt not guaranteed after March 20th!) and Accept Zero wrist bands.
Youth Fun Run (Ages 12 and under) – 8:30am - Join Kansas City Chief's mascot KC WOLF for an exciting dash to the finish with our Youth Fun Run. Children ages 12 and under will race a 100-yard dash to start off the morning’s events. Every child to cross the finish line will receive a medal to remember the day and a high five for getting involved!
Teams of 4 or more: $30 per team member. Recruit some friends to join you on race day! Creating a team requires setting a password that you will send out to those who want to join your team. The first 3 members of a team will pay full price of $35 until the 4th member registers. Once the 4th member signs up the first 3 members that registered will receive a $5 refund taking the cost down to $30 per team member. The 4th and any subsequent team member will be charged the discounted price of $30. Prices for teams increase on March 20th, 2020 to $35 per team member.
A monetary gift will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers. Participation medals will be given to all participants at both the 5k and Fun Run. Custom event medals will be given to the Top 3 female and Top 3 male finishers in each age category: 10 – 14, 15 – 19, 20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 45 – 49, 50 – 54, 55 – 59, 60 – 64, 65 – 69, 70 – 74, 75 – 79, 80+. Awards not picked up at the event may be picked up at Comprehensive Mental Health Services 17844 East 23rd Street Independence, MO beginning the Monday following the race.
April 16th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm at Comprehensive Mental Health Services (17844 East 23rd St S, Independence, MO 64057)
April 16th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at KC Running Company Store (1555 NE Douglas St, Lee's Summit, MO 64086)
Race morning from 7:30 – 8:45am
Day of registration will close at 8:30am runners and 8:45am for walkers.
Runner wave begins at 9am (chip-timed run)
Walker wave begins immediately after runners
No pets allowed. Strollers allowed in the walker wave only.
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