Don't miss your chance to join us for our fifth annual 5k. That’s right, we are at year number FIVE. Each year we throw our 5K Block Party event to raise awareness and funds for our community members who struggle with mental health and substance use challenges. This year’s theme is Under the Surface. We all know that emotions can have a powerful effect on one’s well-being.
The phrase "very near the surface" refers to emotions that are easily noticeable or accessible. Surface emotions are the emotions that are visible on the surface and are often quick to name. These emotions can include: Frustration, Irritability, Annoyance, Upset, Disappointment, Betrayal, Anger, Exhaustion. The core emotions are the raw feelings that are under the surface level. These emotions can include: Anxiety, Worry, Hurt, Fear, Betrayal, Exhaustion, Insecurity, Depression, Loneliness, and Helplessness. It is RENs goal to help members understand the underlying emotions they are feeling and help members learn skills to handle their emotions constructively. Funds from this year’s proceeds will go towards enhancing our Project: Open Sky. This program gets our members out into the wilderness and teaches them skills that they would not have had the opportunity to explore otherwise. It provides hands-on living skills training while also allowing nature to work its magic in the recovery process.
Now we know that this says 5K, but we like to think of it as a community Block Party with some exercise added as a cherry on top. We invite community members who are not participating in the walk/run to join us in the celebration at no charge. Some of the festivities included are:
· Music & Games
· Challenges for Prizes
· Kids Activities: Inflatables, Egg Hunt, Circus Games
Raffles- Super fun SWAG
· Local Vendors
· Cotton Candy- Who doesn’t love cotton candy?
Festivities & Registration start: March 2nd @ 9:00 AM
Foothills Park | 5708 W Union Hills Drive Glendale, AZ 85308
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