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2024 TEEN

5k RACE OF HOPE TO DEFEAT DEPRESSION

Pier 40 • Hudson River Park • Picnic House
353 West St. (at Houston St), NYC 10014

May• 2024… Date Coming Soon!

Race Start time: 10:00 a.m.

Teens, Families, Friends & Teachers Welcome

THIS RACE IS FOR ALL WHO CARE ABOUT TEEN MENTAL HEALTH

The state of teen mental health across the nation is urgent.  According to the CDC:

  • More than one in three high school students has experienced sadness or hopelessness, a 40% increase since 2009.

  • Every day, almost 4,000 children and teens attempt suicide.

  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens ages 15 to 19.

  • More than half of parents and caregivers express concern over their children's mental well-being.

The Teen Race of Hope has been started by teens for teens to: 

  • Educate ourselves about depression

  • Fight the stigma still surrounding depression

  • Fundraise for advanced research on depression

  • Reinforce our connection in school community, because that is a powerful protective factor in future mental health

"Young people who feel connected in middle school and high school 20 years later have better mental health …. are less likely to use substances and are less likely to attempt suicide.  School connectedness is a very powerful protective factor."
-- Dr. Kathleen Ethier, CDC Director of Adolescent and School Health

2023 TEEN RACE OF HOPE STUDENT AMBASSADORS

student ambassadors
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Hayden Lucas

LEAD AMBASSADOR

Dwight

Class of 2024

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Sophie Higgins

Chapin

Class of 2024

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Summer Nelson

Marymount
Class of 2024

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Mia Abramson

Dwight

Class of 2024

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Abigail Kidd

Nightingale-Bamford

Class of 2026

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Sophia Rossi

Red Bank Catholic
Class of 2025

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Marni Arons

Grace Church

Class of 2024

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Tanner Klipstein

Speyer Legacy

Class of 2024

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Noelle Saldana

Fieldston
Class of 2025

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Alva Carlston

Phillips Exeter Academy

Class of 2026

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Ruby McKillips

Marymount

Class of 2024

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Gui Sequiera

Dwight

Class of 2024

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Hannah Diker

Dalton

Class of 2025

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Jeremy Negrin

Riverdale
Class of 2024

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Ai Vy Shulman

Chapin
Class of 2024

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Lead Ambassador

Hayden Lucas

Visionary behind the inaugural Teen Race of Hope

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DJ

Stacey Griffith

Founding Senior Master SoulCycle Instructor, author, & podcast co-host

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Grand Marshall

Grier Hammond Henchy

An upcoming H.S senior & Honorary 2023 Teen Race of Hope Grand Marshal

TEEN RACE OF HOPE

Join us in New York at Hudson River Park in May 2024 for the NYC Teen Race of Hope to Defeat Depression 5k!

 

Sign up and join us on race day to be a part of the excitement with fellow participants.

 

100% of your race registration will fund depression research!

5K | NEW YORK, NY

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JOIN US ON RACE DAY:
Pier 40 • Hudson River Park • Picnic House

353 West St. (at Houston St), Manhattan, NY 10014

  • Sunday, May 21, 2023

  • Race starts at 10:00 A.M. ET

  • Walk or run the course

  • 5k distance

  • Strollers & dogs welcome (back of last corral only)

  • Rain or shine event

  • No refunds

GET READY TO RACE

JOIN US IN NEW YORK, NY

Join Hope for Depression Research Foundation at the 2023 Teen New York 5k Race of Hope to Defeat Depression. All Race of Hope events raise awareness and funds for urgent depression research.

The 5k (3.1 mile) race route is a beautiful run/walk around Hudson River Park starting at 10:00 a.m. Teens and families will come from New York City schools to unite as a community and raise awareness in the fight to defeat depression.

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HOW TO RACE LIKE A PRO!

YOU'RE IN!… Now what? Read our Race Like A Pro guide to make the most of your NY Teen  Race of Hope 5k to Defeat Depression experience from sign-up to after you've crossed the finish line. We are so excited to share your race with you!

RACE PERKS

The first 100 NY Teen Race of Hope participants to pickup a race packet will receive this amazing race kit:

  • Shirt

  • Hat

  • Race Bib

  • Finisher Medals for all racers!

SAY YELLOW TO GEAR!

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