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1 in 4 5k RACE

Fountain House 1 in 4 5K

Dear Lisa,

Watch out, world – here at Fountain House, we’re taking our commitment to wellness to the streets with our first-ever “1 in 4” 5K race, and I’m hoping you’ll be part of it! 

My name is Joe. I’m the leader of our Wellness Program here at Fountain House, and I want you to lace up and join us on April 12, 2014 in Riverside Park.

We’ve never taken on anything like this before, so we really need your help to turn this fun run into a great event. Please come spend the morning with us – running, walking, skating, pogo sticking – however you’d like to cover the beautiful 5K course.

Register Now!***************************************

You may be asking, “What does 1 in 4 5K mean?” Every year, one in four Americans experiences a mental illness. Even though these health challenges are relatively common, they are still surrounded by silence and stigma. With your participation, we can raise awareness of mental health issues and encourage the Fountain House community on the path to mental - and physical - health.

Last year, you heard about the innovative work we’re doing to reverse the terrible trend of early death among people living with serious mental illness.

Physical activity is an important part of our Wellness Program, and we’ve worked hard to get people moving, regardless of their fitness level. Our on-site gym, fitness classes, Fountain House-sponsored community gym memberships, and fun House-wide competitions, like The Biggest Loser 1,000 Pound Challenge are all ways we’ve engaged members to incorporate exercise into their lifestyles. The 1 in 4 5K is the next big step for us.

Register here or donate to support the Fountain House 1 in 4 5K.

Follow our progress as we get ready for the big event on Facebook or Instagram.

See you on the starting line on April 12!

All the best,

Joe Shaffer, LMSW
Wellness Unit Leader  MAP

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  • Lisa P.

    Packet Pick-Up
    Race number packets for online, pre-registered, and race day-registered participants must be picked up on race day, starting at 9:00am.

    The Course (View Map)
    The Fountain House 1 in 4 5K will start and finish near 108th Street inside Riverside Park. The course includes some uphill terrain and offers terrific views of the Hudson River and Palisades Park along the way. Participants with limited mobility will be directed along a modified course. Amenities
    Toilets will be provided. There will be a water station at the halfway mark, and water, snacks, and fun at the finish! All registered runners and walkers will receive an attractive Fountain House 1 in 4 5K T-shirt.
    After Party
    We hope all participants will join us for a post-race celebration and barbecue at Fountain House, located 425 West 47 Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues).

    1 · April 9, 2014

  • Lisa P.

    I have 10 volunteers so far, If you are running/ walking, please make sure you register on the link above.

    April 3, 2014

  • Lisa P.

    IF you are volunteering: 40 are needed.
    Job Responsibilities: Route directors & cheering OR water station & trash removal

    In order to volunteer, the individual must commit to the above time frame and responsibilities. All volunteers must check in with me on the morning of the walk to receive t-shirt, materials, and job assignment. Please email me the following volunteer information at least a week in advance:

    Full Name/ Address/ Email/ Phone/

    Kate Moyer, LMHC
    Wellness Unit Staff & UNITY Project Coordinator

    March 20, 2014

  • Lisa P.

    Thank you all for showing support. Please make sure you REGISTER at the link above, with $25 donation. T shirt/ water and BBQ at end of trip is provided. Volunteers will sign up with me.

    March 17, 2014

  • Lisa P.

    VOlunteer positions from 8:30am to 1pm. $25 registration covers T shirt and BBQ at the end. Please sign up before Tshirts are gone.

    March 17, 2014

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