CAMERON DESIGNED THE SPEAKUP5K TO BE
BRIGHT, FUN, SILLY & HONEST.
Make plans to join us on
September 7, 2024
Join CKG for RVA’s biggest celebration of teen mental health!
Cameron designed this race to bring people together to SpeakUp for mental health.
A way to challenge the community to support one another visibly and vocally.
AS CAMERON SAID, "LET'S FINISH THIS!"
The SpeakUp5k is an experience for all ages and abilities. Run, walk, or stroll with your family, friends, or colleagues. We encourage you to SpeakUp for mental health on race day and carry the joy, excitement, and support with you throughout the year!
The Annual SpeakUp5k is held in Richmond at Byrd Park every September. Participants experience hope, light, and positivity as they encounter fun zones along the course, and while they walk through Quote Alley, featuring quotes taken directly from Cameron’s journals. You can participate virtually, where you can SpeakUp from any city or country and be part of this special day. Whether walking solo or with a group, it’s all about shedding light on mental health and changing how our society discusses this critical topic.
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!
WHAT MAKES THE SPEAKUP5K UNIQUE?
FROM OUR COMMUNITY
THANK YOU for a wonderful experience at the SpeakUp 5k this morning! The course was beautiful, the race was well organized and the people were so friendly! I had a great time and will be back next year in support of this most worthy cause!
— Shellie Smith