The Long Challenge:
This 17-mile run is ideal for experienced trail runners who are familiar with the trails across the five peaks that form Boulder’s iconic backdrop. There is total ascent of 5,417 feet and a descent of 5,494 feet on this route. Runners must be in two-person teams running together or in a relay to split the grueling course. The run begins at 5:30am at the South Mesa Trailhead and ends at MHP’s Ryan Wellness Center.
This shorter, 5-mile trail run is perfect for runners who want to participate but not complete the full challenge. Runners will start at 10:00am at the Mt. Sanitas Trailhead and end at MHP’s Ryan Wellness Center. Runners can either park at the trailhead or take the shuttle from the RWC to the trailhead.
The Couch Challenge:
Participate in the fun from the comfort of your couch! Participants will seek support from family, friends, and colleagues for MHP’s suicide prevention education and community mental health education. Accelerate your fundraising power by inviting others to support you!
Over the past two years, this event has raised over $35,000 towards suicide prevention education in Boulder and Broomfield Counties. This year, these Challenges will continue to raise money for suicide prevention training, as well as fund education regarding anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges. These funds are especially needed as mental health issues and suicidal ideation are increasing in communities due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.