Saturday October 7th, 2017 9:00am Start
Batavia, IL Riverwalk
Come and enjoy:
- High quality technical race shirt (guaranteed for everyone preregistering)
- Ozzie, the Kane County Cougar mascot, at the finish
- An undated seat ticket voucher for the 2018 Kane County Cougars (limited to the first 300 at packet pickup)
- Kids "bounce house"
- Live DJ entertainment
- Fantastic trophies and medals for top finishers
- Helping raise money to help families dealing with mental health issues
- A fantastic run or walk along the Fox River Trail
The NAMI 5K is a fundraiser for NAMI Kane-south, DeKalb, and Kendall Counties.
Proceeds from each participant registration will benefit NAMI KDK to help others in our surrounding community who struggle with mental health conditions. If you cannot participate, but would still like to show support for NAMI KDK, please consider making a donation to NAMI KDK.
NAMI KDK primarily serves individuals (0-99) with mental illnesses through support services, advocacy, and referrals; family members and caregivers of individuals living with a mental illness through support groups, education classes, and referral services; as well as local high school students through NAMI Ending the Silence programs throughout Kane-south, DeKalb, and Kendall Counties. In 2016, NAMI KDK served approximately 2,400 individuals through various mediums which include: 1,000 high school students through the Ending the Silence programs, 19 individuals through intensive education classes, 640 individual and family members during support groups, 520 community members and other mental health professionals through our outreach and advocacy efforts, and approximately 200 individuals through our direct helpline (630-896-6264).
NAMI KDK does not charge families, individuals, or schools for any services, classes, or programs because they feel that it is important to provide mental health resources to the community, especially for families in crisis, and school-age children who can be instrumental in spotting early signs of mental health issues in their friends and families members with the appropriate information. NAMI greatly depends on the generosity of our community to support programming for so many affected by mental illness in our community.