SpeakUp5k in Richmond, VA raises awareness of teen anxiety.
The SpeakUp5k is an extremely special event. A race that is like no other in Richmond, VA. Since 2015, we have donated participant and volunteer race tees and event swag to the CKG Foundation. We are passionate about their mission and hope that you join us September 11th to help raise awareness of teen anxiety in a positive, active way.
What is the CKG foundation?
CKG, the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation, wants teens to know that they can speak up about their anxieties. That they are not alone.
We raise awareness of teen mental health to erase stigma.
We educate in mainstream environments to provide support and tools for teens and their influencers.
We prioritize mental health to inspire conversation and care.
WE GIVE HOPE.
To fully understand the roots of the organization, we recommend that you read Cameron’s story. You can also learn more, join a local meet up, or become a hub leader at www.ckgfoundation.org.
Tell me about the SpeakUp5k Race.
Dreamed up by Cameron, the SpeakUp5K Race is the primary fundraiser for CKG. Her vision was to raise awareness of teen depression and anxiety in a positive and active way. Furthermore, money from the event is used for community outreach that directly impacts teens. In 2019 alone, the organization connected with 11,500 students in 31 schools. Their primary mission was to tell the students that they are not alone.
One in 5 teens suffers with mental health challenges. And more than 75% do not seek help.
This 5k isn’t quite like your usual race. In fact, it is much, much more. Beyond the pre-race socializing and the starting-line jitters, you’ll find mid-race surprises! Prepare to be entertained, to laugh, and to feel empowered. It truly encompasses her vision of creating a fun and active way to raise awareness.
The event will take place on September 11th. If you are not local to Richmond, VA, you can still participate on race day! Learn how to participate and view all event details.
We hope to see you there! Look for the Ukrop’s Threads sponsorship tent to pick up some free swag and say hello to our team!