“E-Race The Stigma” Mental Health Walk/Run

2020 Race Info is Here!

Click HERE to go to our 2020 E-Race the Stigma information page!

Geauga Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is an organization in Geauga County that focuses on youth empowering youth throughout our community to create a healthy lifestyle for themselves and future generations through demonstration of leadership skills and prevention programs.

2019 E-Race The Stigma Walk

In June 2019, we hosted our first 5k Run/1 Mile Walk to raise awareness for the stigma surrounding mental health. There were 125 participants at the event. Sponsors for “E-Race The Stigma” included: Burton-Middlefield Rotary, Greener Living and Geauga Growth Partnership, Inc. The student-band ‘Close 2 Second’, which features students from Kenston High School, also played during the event.

YAC’s goals for the 2018-2019 school year include:

-Change the stigma surrounding mental health among youth and increase the number of students reaching out for help, guidance or information on mental health and wellness issues.

2019 Race Info

2019 Speech

Anthony Alandt, Kenston High School Class of 2020, spoke at the E-Race The Stigma Walk. Transcripts of his speech can be read below.

2019 E-Race The Stigma Pictures

Mental Health Awareness 5k Race/1 Mile Walk