Due to the recommendations from the CDC and the State of Michigan, we are changing the Alive and Running VA 5K Run into a Virtual Race for 2020. With a virtual race you can run the 5K distance anywhere, in your neighborhood, on a treadmill, at a nearby park. You will have between Saturday, September 19th and Saturday, October 3rd to complete your 5K. Once you have the 5K completed you will enter your time in the Run Sign-up website.
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 eighth year of this event is to have our best year yet. Please come join us for the eighth 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.