SPEAK 5K Walk 2019
This year’s theme will feature paper lanterns at an evening walk so you can spread your light in a time of darkness. SPEAK starts with a week of education in several School District 27J classrooms, and will culminate with an evening 5K on May 4th, 2019.
The 5K will kickoff at 7:15p.m., but registration opens at 5pm so attendees can decorate their lanterns beforehand while enjoying entertainment. Food, beverages, and ice cream will be available for purchase in the park. The 5K will conclude at 8:45p.m. after a closing ceremony. The walk helps bring awareness to the severity of teen suicide while also working to educate the community and break down the stigmas which surround mental illness.
Registration fee provides walkers with a lantern, commemorative t-shirt, coupon book, and event bag.