According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 1 in 5 adults in America experience a mental illness.
Mental illness does not discriminate. Georgia citizens from all walks of life who are currently living and working productively in our communities, as well as those returning citizens who are preparing for community reentry from incarceration, have experienced the stigma that many associate with mental illness.
The Respect in Recovery 5K Walk/Run is an inter-agency partnership event to end stigma, promote mental health, highlight Georgia’s successful re-entry programs, and celebrate the successes of those in recovery.
Through increased community awareness and education, individuals are better able to overcome hurdles encountered in recovery, and your support and participation at this important event will assist in changing the lives of those living with mental illness.
Let your voice be heard by coming out to WALK/RUN with us. "Removing hurdles and Raising Hope".
Event details and schedule
REGISTRATION FEE is non-refundable
T-shirt (guaranteed shirt if registered by Sept. 30)
Swag bag with water bottle
Chance to win a medal in your age group
Grant Park - Boulevard Entrance
840 Cherokee Avenue, SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
Grant Park parking lot off Boulevard.
See site map on Active page to direct you to the pavilion.
SCHEDULE (Emcee – Ms. Joyce Littel, V103 Radio Personality)
8:00 am - Check In & Bib Pick up
8:30 am - Program with Amazing Speakers & Stories of Hope
9:30 am - 5K Start
10:30 am – Movie Preview Released: When Does the Sentence End
11:00 am – Lunch & Awards
11:15 am – Shanti Das, Founder #silencetheshame
1st and 2nd Place | Male and Female
19 and under
60 and over
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
Department of Community Affairs
Department of Community Health
Department of Community Supervision
Department of Corrections
Department of Human Services
Department of Juvenile Justice
Department of Labor
Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
State Board of Pardons and Paroles