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Mental Health Heroes 5K

Sat September 21, 2024 Haymarket, VA 20169 US Directions


Mental Health Hero 5K

$35 8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Registration ends September 21, 2024 at 8:00am EDT

Mental Health Hero Virtual 5K

$25 Registration ends September 21, 2024 at 8:00am EDT


4500 Waverly Farm Dr
Haymarket, VA US 20169


Welcome back to our annual Mental Health Hero 5K!! Run, Walk or fly Iron-Man style September 21st, at Park Valley Church to spread awareness, make a difference and raise funds for mental health awareness! Bring your Marvel fan gear and dress in your capes to run this 5K!

Our message for this event is "No one is alone — because anyone/everyone can be an encourager." We are hosting this event to raise funds for mental health overall, but also for one of our own community members that was affected by a mental health crisis in November 2022. His name is Brayden Blocker and a huge Marvel fan (hence the theme of this run!) Last year, he joined the race in a push wheelchair, but this year, thanks to all of his therapy and help from the community, he will be able to take steps across the start line!

Thanks to the amazing turnout last year, we were able to make this 5K an annual event. 

This event is for more than just runners, if you do not wish to run, feel free to show up to support the local business vendors, food tents, music and more! 

  •  Race Bib included with all sign ups
  • T-shirt included with sign-up until August 10th, after August 10th, T-shirts will be available for purchase at the event on a first come first serve basis. 

  • Race Trophies for top 3 racers of each gender (Male and Female)

Please refer to this post for all information regarding race day! If I don't answer a question, please ask in the comments!

SATURDAY September 21st 2024
Day of Schedule:
8:00AM - Check-in/Race Shirt/Bib pick up
8:30-9:00AM - Warm-up, Announcements, Prayer, National Anthem, Coffee/Food/Donuts
9:15 AM - Race Begins
10:30AM - 5K ends 

10:45FunRun (small loop in parking lot)
for 10 and under kids
11AM - Vendor Shopping, Music, Hangout, Awards/Trophies, Superhero Pictures

We are starting at Park Valley Church Parking lot, running through Dominion Valley via Waverly Farm drive to Alvey Elementary School. At Alvey, there will be water station, this is the halfway mark so once you get refreshed at the water station, turn back and head back towards Park Valley to finish the race!

If you did not meet timeline for free T-shirt we will have extra at the event FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. If we sell-out of your size and you would like to order a shirt for pick-up next week we will have an excel sheet to fill out your information. We have so many new runners this week and limited shirts so I am sorry in advance if we sell out day of event!
Thank you everyone for signing up for this race and contributing to spreading awareness to mental health in our community!

Proceeds of this race event are going to: Morgans Message, Sweet Julia Grace Foundation, and further therapies for Brayden's ongoing recovery from his Traumatic Brain Injury.


And always know, “you are strong, important, and enough.”  

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