The 5th Annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Event will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at St. Ferdinand Park in Florissant. All of the net proceeds from the event go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, according to the City of Florissant.
1. In Memory
Florissant Youth Advisory Commission hosts the event, which is held in memory of Alex McArthur, a Hazelwood West High School Student who committed suicide in March 2007.
The commission consists of 10 young people Florissant City Council appoints to advise the city on issues affecting youth.
2. Event Features
The event consists of a 5K race and one mile fun run, a softball tournament and a barbecue.
Registration for each races is open now at www.onestoprace.com. Call (314) 921-4250 for more information. Runners can also register from 7 – 7:45 a.m. on race day. The cost is $25.
The 5K course begins on the St. Ferdinand loop and winds through connecting neighborhoods then back into the park for the finish. The 5K race will be timed using pull tag timing.
The one mile fun run will not be timed.
4. Awards and Softball
Awards will be given to the top three men and women 5K racers.
Pets and strollers are welcome on the one mile course only.
The softball tournament will have mens division as well as a co-ed division. The cost to enter the tournament is $100 per team, and players must be 18 or older. Teams can register at either the JFK or Eagan centers.
Teams must register by September 18.
5. Schedule of Events
7 a.m. Registration
8 a.m. 5k race begins
9 a.m. 1 mile fun run begins
11 a.m. Softball tournament begins
11:30 a.m. Barbecue begins