Teams Now Forming for MHP’s 3rd Annual Boulder Skyline Traverse Challenge
Funds raised will support suicide prevention training and education ~
On Saturday, September 12, Mental Health Partners (MHP) will host its 3rd Annual Boulder Skyline Traverse Challenge. Due to the popularity of the event, and participant feedback from the 2019 event, this year, there are three ways for community members to be involved:
- 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 course. The run begins at 5:30am at the South Mesa Trailhead and ends at MHP’s Ryan Wellness Center.
- The Mini Challenge:
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 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!
Regardless of the option selected, the winner of the Challenge is one who raises the most money. All funds raised will support Mental Health Partners’ suicide prevention training and education in our communities, which is needed even more during these challenging times. The in-person races will also follow Boulder City COVID-19 guidelines for open trail use and other safety precautions. Registration is now open on our website: www.mhpcolorado.org/2020-boulder-skyline-traverse-challenge and more information is available via this short video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou89zu8nRdU&feature=youtu.be. For questions, email Erin McMahon at EMcMahon@mhpcolorado.org.
About Mental Health Partners:
In alignment with our mission, Mental Health Partners (MHP) provides immediate access to expert mental health and substance use care so people can enjoy healthy and fulfilling lives. For more information or to access services, call (303) 443-8500 or visit mhpcolorado.org. For emergency assistance with a mental health crisis, please call 1 (844) 493-TALK (8255), text TALK to 38255 or go directly to our 24/7 Walk-In Center at 3180 Airport Rd., Boulder, CO.