Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Douglas College Miles for Mental Health Walk/Run returns for 2013

Hit the trail with the Douglas College community to support a great cause.

The 3rd-annual Douglas College Miles for Mental Health Walk/Run takes place in Queen’s Park, New Westminster, on Saturday, Nov. 16. The family friendly event is organized by and supports the Simon Fraser branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, which serves New Westminster, the Tri-cities, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge.

The event, proudly sponsored by Douglas College for the past two years, aims to raise awareness and fight the stigma around mental illness. A fifth of Canadians will develop mental illness at some point in their lives, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association.

The route follows the tree-lined Millenium Trail through Queen’s Park with two loops for the 5-kilometre run, starting at 9am, and one loop for the 2.5-km walk, starting at 9:15am. There will also be music, face painting and other fun activities.

Put together your own Douglas College team or sign up as an individual. More information about the event and how to register is available here.