Superheroes race to Wyandotte April 19 for 5K run/walk

Are you faster than a speeding bullet? Is your nickname the Scarlet Speedster or Crimson Comet? Have you ever wondered who the fastest superhero was – The Flash or Superman?

Well, don your cape, put your super skills to the test and see who the fastest superhero is by joining the Wyandotte Nation’s Methamphetamine & Suicide Prevention Initiative, along with the Bearskin Healthcare & Wellness Center, for the Superhero Run April 19.

Dress up as your favorite superhero and show your superhero kindness to help raise awareness for suicide and bullying by joining the Superhero 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk. The Flash, Superman and everyone else is welcome for this family event.

The race starts at 8 a.m. with packet pickup from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Walkup registration is limited to 20 spots the day of the race. Online registration is now open: www.signmeup.com/97696.

March 3 is the last day to guarantee a T-shirt. The deadline to register is April 14. For more information, please contact Shelby Arrasmith, sarrasmith@wyandotte-nation.org or (918) 678-2070.

The event is free and will be held at Bearskin Healthcare & Wellness Center, 1 Turtle Drive, in Wyandotte. Donations of animal food will be accepted for the Humane Society of Grove and Grand Lake.

The Superhero 5K will be a fun community event to help raise awareness to two important community issues: suicide and bullying. By participating in the event, you can be a Superhero for someone who might be a bully victim, considering suicide, just attempted suicide or just had a love one who committed suicide.

 

  •  Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year.
  • Suicide ranked as the eighth leading cause of death for American Indians/Alaska Natives of all ages.
  • 40% of all Native American suicides involve children and youth ages 15 to 24
  • Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims.
  • Nearly 30% of students are either bullies or victims of bullying.
  • 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying.

 

In an emergency, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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