5k RACE OF HOPE TO DEFEAT DEPRESSION
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
Sunday, May 21, 2023
Race starts at 10:00 A.M. ET
Walk or run the course
Strollers & dogs welcome (back of last corral only)
Rain or shine event
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.
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!