Join our sponsors, supporters, staff & participants for the Second Annual KJ’s 5K October 6, 2018!
When & Where
October 6, 2018 at the Portage Lakes State Park, Beach parking lot.
The address is:
5031 Manchester Road
Akron, Ohio 44319
8 am Check in
9 am Start
10:30 am Awards Ceremony, Remembrance, and Presentation
$20.00 Early Registration (+$2.50 registration fee, $30.00 after December 1, 2017, $35.00 same day registration)
Age 6 to 16 $10.00 early registration (+$2.50 registration fee, $15.00 after December 1, 2017, $20.00 same day registration. )
Age 5 and under FREE
After the loss of her son KJ to suicide, Shari Kennedy partnered with Portage Path to create KJ’s 5k to raise awareness about mental illness, suicide prevention, and the treatments available. Because KJ loved animals, the event also includes a dog walk, which many find to be therapeutic as well.
Shari, and Chris Campos, who was KJ’s coworker at Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems, are working to put on this second annual KJ’s 5k because of the impact the event had last year when a nearly 500 people (and dogs!) participated to support and learn about local mental health resources that help people every day here in Northeast Ohio.
Like all those lost to suicide, KJ was taken from this Earth too soon. You can remember these valuable people and help prevent tragedies like this from happening to others by participating in KJ’s 5K, which raises money to support Portage Path Behavioral Health and its SUPPORT Hotline (330.434.9144), Summit County’s free, confidential, 24/7 suicide prevention service.
REGISTER HERE: http://enmo.tv/kjs5k
If you are interested in reducing suicide and helping people recover from mental health issues, please consider becoming a sponsor of KJ’s 5k for Mental Health & Animal Rescue. You can download our 2018 KJS 5K sponsor opportunities packet for more information.
Starting Line Sponsor
Finish Line Sponsor
Water Stop Sponsor
Mile 1 Sponsor