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Mental Health Heroes 5K

Sat August 26 - Sun August 27 Haymarket, VA 20169 US Directions


4500 Waverly Farm Dr
Haymarket, VA US 20169


Run, Walk or fly Iron-Man style August 26th, at Park Valley Church to spread awareness, make a difference and raise funds for mental health awareness with our Heroes 5K! 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 this past November. His name is Brayden Blocker and a huge Marvel fan (hence the theme of this run!) He will be cheering all the runners on during the event and can't wait to see everyone's Marvel apparel! There are so many stories to be shared and traditions to be started as we wish to make this 5K an annual event. Runners, volunteers, and participants will be united by the knowledge that they are making the difference by coming together for mental health. 

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 July 1st, after July 1st, T-shirts will be available for purchase at the event on a first come first serve basis. 

- Race Trophies for top 3 racers (Male and Female)


Hello Hero Racers! We are so excited for this weekend! Please refer to this post for all information regarding race day! If I don't answer a question, please ask in the comments!
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/FunRun (small loop in parking lot)
for 10 and under kids
11AM - Vendor Shopping, Music, Hangout, Awards, 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!
We will have Anita's Breakfast Burritos   and other breakfast foods/snacks.   Payment forms that will be accepted is cash and credit/debit card (Service fee will apply for all credit card purchases so plan accordingly).
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! Thank you to our Sponsors: Ourisman Chantilly Kia, Anita Sadlack - State Farm Insurance agent for making this event as amazing as it can be!!
Proceeds of this race event are going to: Morgans Message, Sweet Julia Grace Foundation, and further therapies for Brayden's ongoing recovery for his TBI.
And always know, “you are strong, important, and enough.”  

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