Skyland Trail to Hold Inaugural 5K Run/Walk Event in September 2022
Atlanta, GA – Skyland Trail, a nationally recognized nonprofit mental health treatment organization for adults and adolescents with mental illness, has announced the inaugural Skyland Trail 5K Run/Walk will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at its J. Rex Fuqua Campus in Chamblee, Georgia. The family-friendly event is open to the public. Skyland Trail hopes to raise $75,000 through corporate and individual donations and registrations. Proceeds will support financial aid for qualifying patients and bolster holistic, evidence-based treatment programs offered at Skyland Trail.
The 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the J. Rex Fuqua Campus for adolescents (2830 Dresden Drive, Chamblee, Georgia, 30341). The race route will circle through adjacent neighborhoods before ending back at the J. Rex Fuqua Campus for adolescents. Water and cheering stations will be located throughout the route. A DJ and emcee will entertain the crowd before and after the event.
Registration is required and includes an official Skyland Trail 5K Run/Walk T-Shirt for individuals who sign-up before September 1. Registration is $35 through September 1. Registration after September 1, including walk-up registration on the day of the event, is $55. Participants are encouraged to create a team with family, friends, or co-workers. The event is open to all ages. Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. This event is not chipped or timed and is not a qualifier for any other race. Individuals who raise $100 or more will be entered into a prize drawing for a large Big Green Egg grill, a value of $1,200. Interested individuals can register, donate, or volunteer at www.skylandtrail.org/5k.
The 2022 Skyland Trail 5K Run/Walk presenting sponsor is ZWJ Investment Counsel. Other sponsors include: Yancey Bros. Co.; New South Construction; Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP; Lake Oconee Ace Hardware; Unique Treasures; Ansley Real Estate and Christie’s International Real Estate; Apollo Primm Commercial Roofing; Lundbeck; Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta; Redpen Procurement; Wholeheart Psychotherapy; and Riley’s Wish Foundation. WABE is a media sponsor of the event. Sponsorship information is available at www.skylandtrail.org/5K.
About Skyland Trail
Located in Atlanta, Skyland Trail is a nationally recognized nonprofit mental health treatment organization serving adults and adolescents with a primary psychiatric diagnosis. Through our residential and day treatment programs, we help our clients grow, recover, and reclaim their lives. We’re focused on individuals with complex mental health issues, helping them understand that they can be – and are – more than a diagnosis. We offer expert, evidence-based psychiatric care alongside a compassionate, holistic path to wellness. Our integrated mental, medical, and social model helps clients develop strategies to improve mental health, physical wellness, independence, and relationships with family and friends. Unique therapies offered include music, art and horticultural therapy; workforce and school readiness; primary care services; family therapy; and healthy living and nutrition coaching.