SpeakUp5k Richmond is the flagship event of the CKG Foundation. Started in 2014, this race continues to grow as the community embraces Cameron’s dream of hosting a 5k where people come together to shed light on mental illness in a positive and active way. With around 4,000 in attendance, this event is one that you do not want to miss!
Such a beautiful day for such an important event. Thank you, Gallagher family, for your tireless hard work in bringing Cameron's dreams to life in RVA and beyond. Her legacy is growing and growing into an amazing message of hope and love. We were honored to be a small part of it.
-Laura Mooney Ambrogi
WHAT MAKES THE SPEAKUP5K UNIQUE?
Cameron planned fun zones throughout the race to keep participants motivated and smiling. Don’t be surprised if you run through a “Rave” fun zone or get squirted with a water gun. A signature part of the race is “Quote Alley,” where Cameron’s own sketches and quotes are sure to inspire participants.
Each SpeakUp5k ends with a festive party at the finish line. It is a celebration of each person’s individual achievement that day, as well as a celebration that together we are impacting the community by increasing understanding of mental illness.
The SpeakUp5k is a great opportunity for teams of all kinds. Whether you involve your school, family, office, or neighborhood, create a group and run/walk together!