Calling all walkers, runners, crawlers and baby strollers! The Mental Health Association of Westchester is hosting their 12th annual MHA on the Move 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Kids’ Race on Sunday, May 1, 2016 and all are welcome – even Fido. The fun, family-friendly event in FDR State Park in Yorktown Heights also features raffles, entertainment, refreshments and – for the first time ever – a guided meditation.
Not only is MHA on the Move a great opportunity to show your kids the value of giving back to their community and those in need, it’s the perfect chance to teach them the importance of physical activity! The fun day kicks off with check-in at 8 am, followed by the 1 mile race for children ages 4 to 10. This special kids’ race is complete with its own warm-up, medals for the top three girls and boys and ribbons for every runner.
New studies suggest that meditation followed by physical activity lessens symptoms of depression, so get ready to warm up your mind AND body! The 5K run/walk for adults and families will be preceded by a guided meditation, led by Stephanie Filardi, cofounder of Bronxville Wellness Sanctuary.
Held during National Mental Health Awareness Month, MHA on the move is dedicated to raising both awareness for mental health issues and funds for The Mental Health Association of Westchester’s vital services. And this year, the event is all about the conversation: The more people that talk about mental health, the easier is it for others to talk about it, too. Join the conversation and register today at www.mharunwalk.org.