Register for the 2019 KJ's 5K for Mental Health and Animal Rescue

Third Annual KJ's 5K for Mental Health & Animal Rescue

October 5, 2019
Portage Lakes State Park, 5031 Manchester Rd, Akron, OH 44319

8:00 am Check in Begins
9:00 am 5K Run/Walk Start
10:30 am Awards Ceremony, Remembrance, and Presentation

-Age 5 and under: FREE Registration!
-Age 6 to 16: $5.00 Early Registration, $10.00 after August 31, $15.00 after September 30, $20.00 same day registration.
-Age 17 and up: $20.00 Early Registration, $25.00 after August 31, $30.00 after September 30, $35.00 same day registration.

After September 27th, t-shirts are first come first serve, and not guaranteed.  If you registered on the 27th or before, your t-shirt will be available in the size requested. 

Please join us for the third annual KJ's 5k on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

Check us out on our website! 

We will build on the success of our first two 5ks, and run in support of local Mental Health and Animal Rescue organizations.

Suicide is a silent epidemic. People rarely talk about it. And because of that, people do not seek or receive the help they need. While suicide does not get the media attention of mass shootings, bombings or drug overdoses, you’ll see in the enclosed materials that suicide is the cause of 45,000 deaths each year in the United States. And for every one death, 25 people make an attempt. EVERY ONE of these deaths and suicide attempts was preventable with proper treatment.

By attending KJ's 5k, you can make a difference!  Join us on October 5th, 2019 to support suicide prevention and education in Summit County, and help take care of homeless animals. Proceeds benefit Portage Path Behavioral Health and select animal charities. Donations can also be given by going to this link fundraiser page, donations can also be made through the registration process.

If you would like to volunteer at our event please sign up under this link volunteer section.


Price for 5K Run/Walk (Age 6-16) and 5K Run/Walk (Age 17-Up) will increase in 1 week.
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In consideration of the foregoing, I, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, successors and assigns, waive and release any and all rights, claims and courses of action I have or may have against EnMotive, Ohio Challenge Series, Running Away, LLC and its affiliates, their agents, employees, officers, directors, successors and assigns and any and all sponsors, their representatives and successors, that may arise as a result of my participation in the KJ's 5K for Mental Health and Animal Rescue and any pre- and post- event activities. I attest and verify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for the completion of this event and my physical condition has been verified by a licensed medical doctor. Further, I hereby grant full permission to any and all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose including commercial advertising, without monetary payment to me.

I understand that this is a trail run, and that a sandy beach, tree roots, uneven surfaces, and other natural surfaces will be present, and I will take due care to avoid injuring myself and others.