CAMERON DESIGNED THIS RACE TO BE
BRIGHT, FUN, SILLY & HONEST.
Cameron designed this race as a way to bring the community together to
“Speak Up” for those who are suffering, for those who are battling
depression and anxiety, and to challenge people to visibly
and vocally support one another.
AS CAMERON SAID, "LET'S FINISH THIS!"
Whether you run, walk, or meander along the course
with your kids, this day is all about the mission to SpeakUp!
On One Day, with One Voice, individuals and groups all across the country
will join together to SpeakUp for teen mental health.
NO JUDGMENTS, NO STIGMA, JUST FUN FOR ALL!
Started in 2014, SpeakUp5k Richmond is the flagship event of the CKG Foundation.
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.
This year, race day will be virtual. CKG is planning a fun-filled race week including
videos highlighting fun zones and our sponsors. We will still have an in-person packet pickup
experience. Just because it’s virtual doesn’t mean it has to be solo!
Many smaller groups are forming around
Richmond to run or walk together on race day.
Start a team today and make it a fun morning for the
- With the graphic, update text to say: All participants will receive a t-shirt and race bib. race bib
National SpeakUp5k Day, our national virtual run, coincides with our flagship event,
SpeakUp5k Richmond, on September 12. Participants can join the CKG Foundation in our mission
to destigmatize mental health by running or walking wherever they may be on Sept. 12th.
Whether running solo, walking with friends through the neighborhood,
or jogging in a local park with family, this day is all about having fun while shedding
light on teen mental health.
Take part individually or choose to run/walk
with others in their area by joining a hub meetup on race day.
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.
The 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!