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Mental Health Matters 5K in Memory of Jeff Vipod

September 7 @ 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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The fifth annual “Mental Health Matters” MHM 5K Run/Walk in memory of Jeff Vipond will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7 in Hiawatha, IA. This event honors those who have died by suicide, their friends and family, and those impacted by mental health concerns.

Participants can choose the 5K Run or 5K Walk tickets, as well as a virtual option. The early bird price of $30 per ticket is valid through 6/7/2024. Entry includes a race tshirt and sign. Sponsorship options are available.

The MHM 5K was founded in 2020 by Tim Vipond. It honors the life of his son Jeff, who died by suicide in 2019. Since it started, the MHM 5K has raised more than $67,000 to support local mental health and suicide prevention organization Foundation 2 Crisis Services. Between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023, Foundation 2 Crisis Services provided care more than 97,700 times to individuals and families experiencing crisis across Iowa.

New to the race this year, participants can choose an “in memory of” or “in honor of” sign along the course dedicated to a loved one. The signs will be placed along the route as a reminder of those we honor and to let others know they are not alone in their fight.



September 7
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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1450 Boyson Rd Building B-3
Hiawatha, IA 52233 United States
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