2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, United States

Start Date

06/18/2022

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Activities: Running race, Virtual race, 5K (3.1 Miles)

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Join us for the 4th annual Will You Walk With Me 5K to start the conversation about suicide prevention! This event takes place on June 18th. As a participant you will get a one of a kind race T-shirt, race bib, and a finishers medal. Support your local veterans, first responders, and those that support them on the Homefront! At this time we plan on having a hybrid event - both in person and virtually. More to come as we get closer to the event date!

We will also have local community organizations on hand with resources. The Vet Center bus is coming too! This event is family friendly. This year we will also have face painters for the kids - free of charge! 

First responder suicides are at a rate that is higher than their line of duty deaths. Thirty-one officers have already taken their own lives since the first of the year. Our veterans are taking their lives at a rate of twenty a day. Can you imagine being one of those mothers or fathers, sons or daughters, husbands or wives that wake up each day without their loved one?

Our community is in a crisis and it is time to act now to prevent these senseless deaths. No more being reactive! It is time to be proactive!

Caregivers on the Homefront is holding its third annual “Will You Walk with Me?” 5K walk/run on June 18, 2022 at the National WWI Memorial 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri starting at 7:00 AM. A walk for awareness of veteran and first responder suicide and those that love them. We are asking you to join us in making a difference. We want to start the conversation about suicide.  We must make this difficult topic a common conversation and destigmatize the shame and guilt associated with suicide and mental health. We invite walkers, runners, joggers, and rollers of all ages to come out and participate. Even if you can’t join in the race, come support a great cause and start a conversation!

Funds raised from this event will provide the education needed to identify the common causes of suicidal behavior, the warning signs of suicide, and how to get help for someone in a crisis.

Stay tuned as we add exciting things for the whole family to get involved with!

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Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. Will You Walk With Me/Ask the Question for Suicide Prevention 5K Race

    Activity Starts: 6/18/2022 07:00 - Activity Ends: 6/18/2022 10:00
    Registration opens : 1/1/2022 02:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 1/1/2022 02:00
      Registration closes : 4/30/2022 00:59
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $3.63
    • Registration opens : 4/30/2022 01:00
      Registration closes : 6/18/2022 00:59
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $3.96
    • Registration opens : 6/18/2022 01:00
      Registration closes : 6/19/2022 00:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $4.30


  2. Virtual Will You Walk With Me/Ask the Question for Suicide Prevention 5K Race

    This year you will have the option to be in person with us or participate on your own where ever you are! A virtual run can be run at the time and location of your convenience. Virtual participants will still receive a race shirt.
    Activity Starts: 6/18/2022 07:00 - Activity Ends: 6/18/2022 10:00
    Registration opens : 1/1/2022 02:00
    Activity type: Virtual race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 1/1/2022 02:00
      Registration closes : 4/30/2022 00:59
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $3.63
    • Registration opens : 4/30/2022 01:00
      Registration closes : 6/18/2022 00:59
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $3.96
    • Registration opens : 6/18/2022 01:00
      Registration closes : 6/19/2022 00:59
      Race fee : $40.00
      Processing fee : $4.30


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