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WHAT IS THE "TAKE IT IN STRIDES RUN"?

Join us for the second annual Take It In Strides Run as we commemorate loved ones

lost to suicide and continue our commitment to suicide prevention.

Last year, thanks to your incredible support, we raised over $50,000. 

Let's come together again this year to make an even bigger impact.

This event is a charitable initiative where you can either run 5 km or 10 km, walk 3 km, or participate virtually in any activity of your preference from any location to pay tribute to a loved one lost to suicide and promote awareness about prevention.

The aim of this event is to offer support to individuals struggling with mental health challenges by demonstrating the support of their community. It also seeks to equip those who have someone

battling mental illness with the necessary knowledge to provide assistance.

Before the physical event, we are looking to partner with organizations such as the CCTB and the CMHA to promote online workshops and training sessions to educate people on suicide prevention.

The proceeds from the Take It In Strides Run will be donated to the

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and the Children’s Centre Foundation (CCTB).

Participants will be encouraged to provide support, demonstrate resilience,

share personal narratives, and honour those who have passed away.

NEW This year, we will be hosting a spaghetti dinner on

September 7, 2024, at 6:00 pm. Location to be determined.

WHEN & WHERE IS IT?

This year’s run will occur on Sunday, September 8th, at Boulevard Lake, Thunder Bay. Alternatively, you can participate virtually from any location by engaging in any activity of your choice to commemorate

a loved one lost to suicide and advocate for suicide prevention.

WHO WE SUPPORT LOCALLY

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Canadian Mental Health Association

Supporting Mental Health In Thunder Bay & The Region

Children's Centre Foundation

Supporting Health & Wellness Services For Children & Families

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

REGISTRATION FOR 2024 COMING SOON

  1. Register online for the second annual Take It In Strides Run 2024 either individually or as a team.

  2. Help fundraise either online or using our printable donation form.

  3. Don't feel like running or walking? That's ok, we need volunteers! Register online to be one of our amazing volunteers on the day of the event. Volunteer hours available for high school students. 

  4. Choose how; participate by running 5k, 10k, or walking 3k, – any movement that inspires you!

  5. Participate in our workshops to learn more about Suicide Prevention.

  6. Share a photo of a loved one lost to suicide to our online gallery. These will be used to create our memorial wall on the day of the event.

  7. Complete our in-person event and remember to snap a photo once you’ve finished! Use the hashtag #TAKEITINSTRIDESRUN

  8. Join us on social media @takeitinstrides_run on  (Facebook, Instagram).

LAST YEARS
2023 TAKE IT IN STRIDES RUN

Workshops

WORKSHOPS/RESOURCES
TO HELP 
PROMOTE  CHANGE

Mental health is not only the avoidance of serious mental illness. Your mental health is affected by numerous factors from your daily life, including the stress of balancing work with your health and relationships. In this section you will find resources to help you stay mentally fit and healthy

- Understanding Suicide
- Safetalk Around Suicide
- Sharing Your Story // Grieving
- Myths About Mental Illness
- Who does it affect?
- Training // Warning Signs

MENTAL
HEALTH
IS HEALTH

 LINKS - To Some Amazing Resources 

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Two-Day Workshop - L
earn how to: 
Recognize invitations for help, Reach out and offer support, Review the risk of suicide, Apply a suicide intervention model, Link people with community resources

Agenda

AGENDA SEP 08,2024

8:30am - 9:00am

Check In

Main Stage

9:00am - 9:15am

Opening Ceremonies 

Main Stage

9:15am - 9:25am

Stretch by Gillian Whybourne

Main Stage

9:30am - 10:00am

RUN START & FINISH

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Main Starting Line 

10:00am - 10:20am

Closing Ceremonies 

Main Stage

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Also For Sale
New Nike Dri-FIT
Swoosh Perforated Cap

Click here for the order form.

Note:Take It In Strides merchandise will sadly not be ready for the event day September 10th of this year but our team will happily deliver your purchase to your door when ready! Thank you for your support.

OTHER 
RESOURCES
WITHIN
OUR
COMMUNITY

Are you in crisis?

If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs immediate assistance, go to the nearest hospital or call 9-1-1. Feeling suicidal or just need someone to talk to?

Contact The C.M.H.A Crisis Response Services

 

807.346.8282.

THANK  YOU  TO  LAST YEARS 

 SPONSORS

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Steve Ward Contracting, SHOUT Media, Kakabeka Crystal, Impact Promotions, Pita-Pit, Java-Hut, Pepsi Co., Frito Lay

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