This is a virtual event that can take place anywhere in America even in the comfort of your own home. A virtual walk is a real walk, but is on your terms: You get to choose your own course, what time you start, and who walks next to you! Each race participant makes a commitment to walk or run and pledge to donate $3 a mile. Registrants opt to walk or run a 3K (1.82 miles), 5K (3.1 miles) or 10K (6.2 miles). The minimum donation starts at $6, rounding 1.82 miles in a 3K to 2 miles. For more generous givers can give in 3 categories: SILVER donations of $50, GOLD donations of $75 and PLATNUM donations of $100. All participants have one month to complete the walkathon beginning May 1st at 12:00AM and ending on Saturday, May 31st at 11:59PM. Registration is FREE for this event. Open registration begin, Friday, April 16 at 12:30AM and close Wednesday, June 16 at 12:00AM. Participants have one month to complete their walk.
You have the option to walk around the perimeter of the parking lot around the outskirts of Renaissance Church of Christ campus located at 3675 Butner Road Atlanta, GA 30052 every Saturday morning 7:00AM – 11:00AM during the month of May. Seven laps around the perimeter equal approximately 3.1 miles which is equivalent to a 5K (3.1 miles) and 14 laps is equivalent to a 10K (6.2 miles). There will be yard signs In place to mark the perimeter. Although you will be outside, please continue to social distance and wear mask when around others.
Proceeds collected from donations will be used to help support NAMI Georgia (National Alliance on Mental Health). Our goal is to promote Mental Health Awareness working to break the stigma of mental illness.
ABOUT THE HOSTS: The WE Care and Mental Health Ministries of Renaissance Church of Christ located in SW Fulton at 3675 Butner Road Atlanta, GA 30349.
WE Care is is a support group, an outreach ministry whose purpose is to provide encouragement and hope to sisters and brothers of our congregation and individuals in our community whose lives have been profoundly impacted by cancer and chronic illness through spiritual nourishment and an unyielding commitment to advocacy and increased awareness. We help members and nonmembers recognize their resources for inner strength and peace through the word of God, education, and prayer.
Mental Health Ministry is a newly launched Support Group to encourage mental health wellness by aligning theories and interventions to the Word of God. The mission is to raise awareness, dispelling myths and eliminating stigma to create an environment of mental wellness with the congregation. This support group will provide psycho educational training, referral for mental health services and crises intervention.
“MENTAL HEALTH IS NOT A DESTINATION BUT A PROCESS. IT’S ABOUT HOW YOU DRIVE, NOT WHERE YOU’RE GOING.”-NOAM SHPANCHER