We’d like to invite you to join us for the fourth annual Run For It 5k on Saturday, April 16, 2016. The Run For It 5k is an opportunity to move for something that matters–whether that’s for health, recovery, or in memory of a loved one. We hope it will also be a chance to connect with your local community and share the message of hope and help in a new way.

Participants can join the TWLOHA team for the race in Satellite Beach, FL, or in their own community as part of the virtual race.

Whether you’re joining us in person or “virtually,” you can also invite your friends and family to help sponsor your run through a personalized fundraising page. The funds raised through these sponsorships will be invested directly into fulfilling TWLOHA’s mission of sharing hope and help with people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.

What will you run for?
Share with us using #RunForIt5k on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Satellite Beach Run

Registration is open to participants of all ages. You can register online here until Thursday, April 14 at midnight, register at Running Zone until Friday, April 15, and in person on race day!

And, no need to make brunch plans after the race! Downtown Melbourne’s hottest new restaurant, Backwater, will be cooking up a delicious pancake breakfast! Meal tickets are $5.00 and include hot buttermilk pancakes, sausage links, and juice.

Check-in and registration starts at 7:00 AM and the race starts at 8:00 AM.

Cost to register before April 15, 2016:
Per individual: $25
Per team member: $22
*Teams must consist of at least four members

Cost to register on race day (April 16, 2016):
Per individual: $30

The Satellite Beach race will feature family friendly activities, music, raffles, and awards. For more information, view the race itinerary here and the FAQ’s here.

Virtual Run

As a virtual runner, you can choose your own course and run or walk a 5k in your own community. You can also create a custom fundraising page to support TWLOHA and share why you’re running.

Purchase your official Run For It 5k pack from the TWLOHA Online Store.

You can also host a meet-up. We encourage you to use your fundraising page to share a time, place and route where you’ll start the 5k. We’ve published a meet-up guide that you can look to for further information. Register your meet up here with the option to have it published and shared by us. Current meet-ups:

United States

Riverside, CA – Jenn Bernal (jennbernal@yahoo.com)
4/16/16, 8:00am
Mt. Rubidoux Park
4706 Mount Rubidoux Drive
Riverside, CA 92501

San Diego, CA – Amy Clover (amy@stronginsideout.com)
4/16/16, 9:00am
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA
Meet just north of El Prado in the grass by 6th Ave

Fort Walton Beach, FL – Ford Henley (fordp86@gmail.com)
4/16/16, 7:00am
The Shops at Wright Plaza
450 Racetrack Rd NE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Meet at the Waffle House

Key Biscayne, FL – Paola Montes (pallola16@hotmail.com)
4/16/16, 7:30am
Crandon Park South
6747 Crandon Blvd
Key Biscayne, FL 33149

Seminole, FL – Mandy Wilson (mandys.wilson04@gmail.com)
4/16/16, 7:00AM
Cavalier Building
8950 Park Blvd
Seminole, FL 33777

Kailua-Kona, HI – James Resor (jcresor@yahoo.com)
4/16/16, 6:30AM
Big Island Running Company
75-5807 Ali’i Dr
Kailua-Kona, HI 86740

Boise, ID – Cassie McBean (cassiejm08@gmail.com)
4/16/16, 10:00am
Idaho Anne Frank Memorial
770 S. 8th St
Boise, ID 83702

Decatur, IL – Ashton Hooker (ahook2420@gmail.com)
4/16/16, 5:00pm
Decatur Boat Docks
Lost Bridge Rd
Decatur, IL 62521

New Lenox, IL – Brianna Gray (brigray3@gmail.com)
4/16/16, 9:30am
New Lenox Police Dept.
701 W Haven Ave
New Lenox, IL 60451
Meet in the Parking Lot

Washington, IL – Cherokee Wilson (cherry8914@hotmail.com)
4/16/16, 9:00am
Five Points Washington
360 N Wilmor Rd
Washington, IL 61571
Meet at the gym near the library

Indianapolis, IN – Nicole Kraus (nkraus@fairbankscd.com)
4/16/16, 9:00am
Indianapolis Zoo
1200 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46222

East Lansing, MI – TWLOHA MSU (msu.uchapter@gmail.com)
4/16/16 at 9:30am
Michigan State University
Farm Lane & Red Cedar
East Lansing, MI 48824
Meet at The MSU Rock

Royal Oak, MI – Emily Orozco (eroseorozco@gmail.com)
4/16/16, 1:30pm
5015 Tiffany Ln
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Meet on the corner of S Main St & Tiffany Lane

South Haven, MI – Dennis Perry, Jr. (dwperry1974@gmail.com)
4/16/16, 8:30am
Brix Corner Over
402 Eagle St
South Haven, MI 49090
Meet in the Parking Lot behind Brix

Big Lake, MN – Judi Hale (halesquarters@embarqmail.com)
4/16/16, 3:30pm
Lakeside Park
Big Lake, MN 55309
Meet at the pavilion

Twin Cities – Kimberly van der Giessen (kvandergiessen001@luthersem.edu)
4/16/16, 10:00am
Como Park
St Paul, MN 5510

Bozeman, MT – Janya Ballenger (janyaballenger@gmail.com)
4/16/16, 9:00AM
Bobcat Stadium
1 Bobcat Cir
Bozeman, MT 59717

Dillon, MT – Krista Maness (krista.maness@gmail.com)
4/16/16, 10:00AM
Beaverhead County High School
104 N Pacific St
Dillon, MT 59725
Meet on front steps

New Bern, NC – James Payne (JCPayne@embarqmail.com)
4/16/16, 4:00pm
Payne Residence
1306 Heritage Dr
New Bern, NC 28562

Denville, NJ – Abby Benjamin (a.bricker2@gmail.com)
4/16/16, 11:30am
Cedar Lake
12 Wildwood Terrace
Denville, NJ 07834

Lambertville, NJ – Jim Jackson (jim_jackson913@yahoo.com)
4/16/16, 10:00am
Bridge Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530
Meet at Towpath along Delaware River

Somerville, NJ – TWLOHA RVCC (wpj96@outlook.com)
4/16/16, 10:00am
White Oak Park
Stony Brook Rd
Somerville, NJ 08876

Elyria, OH – Shannon Mandolesi (shannonmandolesi@yahoo.com)
4/16/16, 9:30am
Bur Oak Park
1350 Ford Rd
Elyria, OH 44035
Meet at the Pavilion

Cleveland, TN – Chloe Tilley (thechloetilley@gmail.com)
4/16/16, 1:00pm
Cleveland Greenway
Keith Street
Cleveland, TN 37312

Bellingham, WA – Angela Pearson (cirreh@gmail.com)
4/16/16, 1:00pm
Lake Padden Park
Bellingham, WA 98226
Meet at the Tennis Courts

Spokane, WA – Jerrod Galles (jerrbear16jerrod@aol.com)
4/16/16, 2:00pm
River Park Square
1020 N Howard St
Spokane, WA 99206
Meet in the parking lot of the Spokane Civic Theatre

Waukesha, WI – Kimberly Templeton (kimberly.annette.ricklefs@gmail.com)
4/16/16, 9:00AM
Frame Park
Waukesha, WI 53186

United Kingdom

Milton Keynes, UK – Yvonne Pella (yvonnepella@gmail.com)
4/16/16, 10:30am
Willen Lake – Fayre & Square
Milton Keyes MK15 9HQ
Meet at the strip mall near the playground
Willen Lake, Milton Keynes MK15 9HQ, United Kingdom

Kent, England – Karen Turnbull (noahthefish@gmail.com)
4/16/16, 10:00am
Gillingham Park
Canterbury St
Gillingham, Medway ME7 5LA, United Kingdom

Rugby, Warwickshire – Jamie Fearn (j.fearn@live.co.uk)
4/16/16, 9:00am
The Smart Studios
Units 9, 10 & 11, The Locks, Canal Side
Rugby CV21 4PP, United Kingdom
Meet at the Canal Locks


Winnipeg, MB – Karleigh Mackay (karleighnbacon@gmail.com)
4/16/16, 12:00PM
Windemere Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3T 1A3
Meet at The Legion on the corner of Windermere Ave & Pembina Hwy

Pickering, ON – Kelly Wilson (kelly_wilson@live.com)
4/16/16, 10:00am
Ajax Waterfront Park
Ajax, ON L1S 3Z3, Canada
Meeting at the bottom of Harwood. 5K will begin at the benches near the first parking lot.

United States (other dates)

Neon, KY – Cameron Kincer (cameron.kincer98@gmail.com)
5/7/16, 9:00AM
Main Street
Fleming-Neon, KY 41840

Engelhart, NC – Audra Cahoon (audracc605@gmail.com)
4/23/16, 9:00AM
Davis Youth Recreational Center
33478 US 264
Engelhard, NC 27824
Meet at the park

Hinkley, OH – Aubrey Headrick (aubrey.greengirl@gmail.com)
5/14/16, 8:30AM
Hinckley Lake Spillway
904 Bellus RdHinckly, OH 44233
Meet at the spillway