Countdown to Race Celebration Day!
An Update from Shea’s Family
Time has marched on and recently passed six 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 7th 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.
We look forward to having you join us on November 5th of this year! Our traditional course starts and ends at Revolution Mill and, you can find that course here. All are welcome to participate in this event, young or old, solo or team, competitive runners or casual walkers.
We’ll have all your great Shea’s Chase swag gear ready for pick up from 9:30-10:30 the day of the race and we start our 5K at 11 AM!
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. In 2022, Mental Health Greensboro merged services with the Kellin Foundation, a local non-profit providing free counseling, peer support, and community outreach case management to over 13,000 individuals in our community. Beginning in 2022 proceeds raised from Shea’s Chase 5K will benefit the free mental health services that the Kellin Foundation provides. We are excited about this new partnership and are hoping for a great turnout this year to benefit the great work that the Kellin Foundation is doing. Over the years we have raised over $300,000 with all proceeds going towards the expansion of local mental health programs. With the generosity of community members and organizations like yours, we will continue to make an impact and improve the availability of mental health services to people in our area.