Annual Be 5K

Join us at the 9th Annual Be 5K - URI's 5K race/walk for self & others through mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

All proceeds from the event will support mental health awareness and suicide prevention efforts on the URI campus through the Heather Fund. Suicide continues to be the 2nd leading cause of death for college-age students. Awareness is a key component to breaking down mental health stigma and making sure everyone has access to resources! 

The Be 5K is supported by the Heather Fund and MARCS Foundation. The Heather Fund was started by the family of a URI student who took her own life. The family is "pleased to be connected to this important annual event of community, compassion, and commitment to make a difference for the students, and entire URI family."

MARCS Foundation was started by two URI Alums who lost their son to suicide. Their focus is "to raise awareness on the issue and educate others on how you can find help, or help those around you who are also struggling. By participating we are all one step closer to erasing stigma and finding a solution to this growing epidemic."

This year's race is part of URI's Alumni & Family Weekend - however, ALL ARE WELCOME to support this important cause! We look forward to seeing you there!

Race Day Schedule - URI Quad

4:30 PM Pre-registered Check-in and Same Day Registration opens
6:00 PM Welcome & Race Start
6:30-6:45 PM Race Awards

Friday, October 20, 2017 at 4:30pm to 7:30pm

URI Quadrangle
University of RI

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Feinstein Center for Service Learning




Alumni and Family Weekend
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Sarah Miller

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