The #BeAFriend Anti-Bullying 5k Color Fun Run/Walk is a family-fun race for participants of all ages & speeds! October is National Bullying Prevention Month and we believe that bullying ends with YOU! Bullying can leave deep emotional scars that last a lifetime. It is a serious issue that occurs throughout our schools every day and without interventions bullying can cause an increase in absenteeism, a decline in academic performance, decreased confidence, self-harm, drug & alcohol abuse and school violence, to name a few.
The #BeAFriend Anti-Bullying 5k Color Fun Run/Walk is the first annual event locally, held during National Bullying Prevention month. The goal of the event is to promote awareness about bullying and show support for those who have been bullied, uniting the community in a campaign to keep all youth safe from bullying, as well as raise money to support our EmpowerU Mentoring Program. There will be opportunities to have fun and learn more about bullying, its effects and how to help put a stop to it. We believe that in order to end bullying, an entire community must work together towards a solution, hope to see you there!