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ruOK 5k and Walk to bring awareness to suicide prevention in Berks

Feb 26, 2018 • by Threshold Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
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Threshold Rehabilitation Services, Inc. and Penn State Berks present the 1st annual ruOK? 5K and Walk on Saturday, March 31, 2018 on the Berks County campus of Penn State, Spring Township.  Registration and check in begin at 8 AM. The run will commence at 9 AM, followed by the 1.5 mile walk at 9:10 AM. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome.  Minors who participate must have a parent on site. 

Medals will be awarded to the top 3 places for men and women in all age groups. Medals will also be given to the overall winners.  Parking is plentiful and convenient to the course. Register by March 14 for a race t-shirt and lower entrance fee. Registration materials are available by request at Threshold, 610-777-7691, or on line at www.pretzelcitysports.com (nominal fee applies).

The race is being held to bring awareness to Suicide Prevention in Berks County. The Berks County Suicide Prevention Task Force, in partnership with the Berks County MH/DD Program, consists of community leaders collaborating to reduce suicide in Berks County by providing on-going education through public service announcements, distribution of information and participation in community events.  The Task Force hopes to empower a supportive community that is compassionate and willing to embrace and support individuals who are affected by mental health concerns. www.ruokberks.com

Sponsorships are available! Contact Race Director, Karin Allmendinger at 610-777-7691, ext.109 or [email protected] for more information.  We are excited to announce our current sponsors include  Gold Sponsor SAM, Inc., Silver Sponsor Esterbrook Pharmacy, Bronze Sponsor E.G. Smith,  and Fruit & Water Sponsor Savage 61 Dodge. Threshold is also accepting donations of door prizes for participants and spectators. 

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