Suicide is a major public health problem.  In fact, it is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States...US service members and Veterans are not immune to this statistic.  The effects of war are not just physical.  Although suicide awareness and prevention efforts are ongoing, the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has named September National Suicide Prevention Month.  

This race is an opportunity for all of us to show Veterans, their families, and the entire military community that THEY matter.  Our goal for the 9th year of this event is to have our best year yet.  Please come join us for the 9th Annual Alive and Running VA (Battle Creek) event, brought to you in collaboration with our community partner, Gryphon Place.  Together we will do our part to prevent suicide and raise awareness.