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Join us for Centerstone’s 18th annual Life;Story 5K/10K Run/Walk

Life;Story – our annual event to increase depression awareness while sharing the message that suicide can be prevented – will take place virtually from on Friday, September 18 through Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020.

“If you ever have any suicidal thoughts or feelings in the future, what I want you to try to remember is all these yellow shirts out here today. We’re here because we care. We’re here because we want to bring you hope, and we want you to be here and continue your Life;Story.”

Melissa Larkin-Skinner, Regional CEO of Centerstone

Congratulations and thank you to all who participated in Centerstone’s 18th annual Life;Story 5K/10K Run/Walk. Results are available now.

Watch the video of the 2019 event.

Virtual 5K/10K

The Centerstone Life;Story 5K/10K Run and Walk is a an annual event to share the message that depression is treatable and suicide does not have to be the answer, and to raise funds to support mental health services for people with little to no resources. Life;Story funds help ensure that crisis services are available to our community. This virtual event may be completed in a location and time of your choice. Register to complete the distance, support a great cause, and get a cool running shirt and finisher medal. Add your results to the official national results board, and become part of the Life;Story Family. Remember, there’s more to your life; there’s more to your story.

Use #LifeStory5K and #LifeStory10K to share your photos!

How does it work?

  1. Register for the virtual event – choose which distance (10K Run, 5K Run, or 5K Walk) you would like to complete. You may create TEAMS in memory or in honor of a loved one when you register. Teams may also be corporate, school, families, etc. Team names will be printed on the back of the event shirt for teams with 15 or more participants registered under the same team name on or before August 25th. Teams reaching 15 members after that date will not have the team name printed on the shirts.
  2. Choose a distribution method for your event packet: 1) Receive your event packet in the mail – shipped to the address you list; 2) Pick up locally. Packets will be distributed prior to September 18.
  3. Choose your own route – in your neighborhood, your favorite park, on your treadmill, or whatever safe location you choose, and run/walk/jog the distance to complete virtually – anytime between September 18 and the morning of September 26, 2020.
  4. Share your personal fundraising link with friends and family across the county, so they may show their support for your participation and give to the Life;Story mission.
  5. Submit your results! Results are accepted anytime between September 18 and noon EST on September 26th 2020. Submission instructions will be included in the participant event packets.
  6. Then, don’t miss the online Life;Story program and awards at 2 p.m. on September 26.

Who Can participate in Life;Story?

Anyone (ages 3 and up) anywhere across the globe may participate in the Life;Story 5K/10K event. If you’re not a runner or walker and don’t want a race shirt or medal, participate by making a donation to your favorite runner or walker’s fundraising page and help Centerstone “deliver care that changes people’s lives.”

How much does registration cost?

2020 VIRTUAL RACE PRICES
Until Aug. 31Beginning Sep. 1
Adults 10K Run$40$45
Adults 5K Run$35$40
Adults 5K Walk$30$35
Students 5K Walk$15$15
Kids’ Races (3 to 12 years old)$11$11

RUN FOR A CAUSE

Why should you participate in Centerstone’s Life;Story Run/Walk?

  • You or a loved one has been personally impacted by depression
  • Raising awareness about depression and suicide prevention is important to you
  • You believe it’s important to eliminate the stigma around seeking treatment for mental illness and addiction
  • To celebrate the hope and healing that can be found through a caring family, community, and professional support and services
  • You want to ensure crisis services are available to people experiencing depression
  • To walk or run in loving memory of a person who died by suicide – to continue their Life;Story
  • You enjoy experiencing the outdoors with friendly and kind people
  • Running or walking is fun for you
  • To help Centerstone “deliver care that changes people’s lives”

AWARDS & GEAR

The first 900 adult/student registrants for all distances get a newly designed t-shirt and commemorative finisher medal. A special shirt for the Kids’ Races will also be available.

FAQ’s

What’s up with the semicolon (;)?

A semicolon is a punctuation mark that indicates there is more to come – unlike a period which indicates the end. Every life has a story worth telling. Centerstone wants anyone who has been touched by depression or suicide to know it does not represent the end. Whether you have lost a loved one to suicide or have experienced depression yourself, know there is more to come.

What charity does Life;Story 5K/10K support?

Life;Story raises funds to support mental health services at Centerstone for people with little to no resources. Life;Story funds help ensure that crisis services are available to our community.

May my friends and I register as a team?

Yes, you may create teams in memory or in honor of a loved one when you register. Teams may also be corporate, school, families, etc. Team names will be printed on the back of the event shirt for teams with 15 or more participants registered under the same team name on or before August 25th. Teams reaching 15 members after that date will not have the team name printed on the shirts.

When will my shirt/medal be shipped?

Shirts and medals will be included in the participant event packets to be distributed prior to September 18.

For more info

For sponsorship or volunteer information, contact Nancy Low at lifestory@centerstone.org or call 941-782-4341.

Register


Sponsors:

Tribute Sponsor:

Sunset Automotive Group

Partnered with:

The Academy at Glengary

Star Sponsor:

America's Pharmacy
Hendrick Honda Bradenton
International Auto Spa
CAN Community Health
Genoa Healthcare

Advocate Sponsor:

Porges, Hamlin, Knowles & Hawk, P.A.
Ramos Center
Suncoast Behavioral Health Center
Netsmart
Johnston & Stewart
Oakmont Capital Resources

Community Engagement Partner:

Department of Health-Manatee

Bridge Partner:

Bob & Giselle Stolper

Rehfeldt Group

ObservSMART

Snackworks

Sarasota Children’s Clinic

Centerstone Logo - 2020

Centerstone is a not-for-profit health system providing mental health and substance use disorder treatments. Services are available nationally through the operation of outpatient clinics, residential programs, the use of telehealth and an inpatient hospital. Centerstone also features specialized programs for the military community, therapeutic foster care, children’s services and employee assistance programs. Centerstone’s Research Institute provides guidance through research and technology, leveraging the best practices for use in all our communities. Centerstone’s Foundation secures philanthropic resources to support the work and mission of delivering care that changes people’s lives.