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2021 KJ's 5K for Mental Health and Animal Rescue

Register for 2021 KJ's 5K for Mental Health and Animal Rescue

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

Portage Lakes State Park, 5031 Manchester Rd, Akron, OH 44319

In Person: October 2, 2021
8:00 am Check in Begins
9:00 am 5K Run/Walk Start
10:30 am Awards Ceremony, Remembrance, and Presentation

Virtual Option:
KJ's has a 5k virtual option too!  A virtual 5k means you can run, walk, crawl, bike or otherwise complete the 5k without worrying about the starting line crowds at a traditional in-person 5k.  The world is your trail!  You can complete a 5k (3.1 mile) distance anywhere you choose, any time between September 1 through October 2!  Your race packet will be mailed to you the first week of October. It will include a custom KJ’s 5k t-shirt & a unique custom designed finishers medal.

-Age 15 and under: $10.00 until September 26 then it's $20.00 up to event day.
-Age 16 and up: $25.00 until September 26 then it's $35.00 up to event day.

Virtual Option
$25.00 up to October 2.

After September 15, t-shirts are first come first serve, and not guaranteed.  If you registered on the 15th or before, your t-shirt will be available in the size requested.

Check us out on our website www.portagepath.org/kjs5k! 

We build on the success of our previous 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, 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 2nd, 2021 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.

Please Contact Eddie at EDengg@PortagePath.org if you have any questions.