Countdown to Race Day
An Update from Shea’s Family
Time has marched on and recently passed five years since a tragic merge of circumstances led Shea to place himself in harm’s way. We have learned that time does not blunt the pain of loss but has included the new experiences and sustenance of strong love which has allowed survival and continued joy in life…
The 5th Annual
Shea’s Chase 5k Run/Walk
For Mental Health and Suicide Awareness
Shea’s Chase began as a way to promote mental wellness through exercise and conversation. We want to bring our community together for a day of fun while spreading awareness of a serious issue.
Our race course for 2019 starts and ends at Revolution Mill. All are welcome to participate in this event, young or old, solo or team, competitive runners or casual walkers. Join us after the race for an after-party featuring food and drinks, live music, and an awards ceremony!
Mental Illness Has No Boundaries.
Shea’s Chase was founded in loving memory of Shea McKenna, who died by suicide on June 8, 2014. On that day we lost a dear friend, a loved one, a brother, and a son.
The next year, Shea’s Chase was established as a movement to break the stigma surrounding mental illness, to increase awareness, to communicate hope, and to increase the availability of services and support for those in our community who are struggling.
Benefitting Mental Health Greensboro
Since the first Shea’s Chase in 2015, we have chosen to donate all proceeds to Mental Health Greensboro, a local nonprofit that provides mental health education and free peer support and recovery services in the community. We have continued to partner with MHG, and over the past 4 years we have raised over $220,000, with all proceeds going towards the expansion of their programs, all due to the generosity of community members and organizations like yours.
We have a TON of beautiful, high-quality photos from all of the previous years’ races, thanks to our friends at AltaSky. You can view the galleries from the past races, and purchase prints using the link below. If you have been to Shea’s Chase, you’re probably in there, so be sure to check it out!