Emotions In Motion 5K Will Raise Awareness for Suicide Prevention

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and a race is being held this weekend for the cause.

SAVE, or Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, is hosting a race at Leif Erikson Park.

The 5K run and walk is called Emotions in Motion. The proceeds will benefit programs used to educate people about depression and suicide.

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, according to SAVE.

“My father committed suicide about three and a half years ago, and I also had another relative that passed away from suicide about a year and a half ago,” said Alyssa Johnsen, the organizer of the event.

Johnsen said connecting with others at the event who had lost loved ones helped her with the grieving process.

The event includes a raffle, music, and resources.

Companies that donated to the event include:

Jimmy John’s

Duluth Lawn and Sport 

Sammy’s Pizza and Restaurant (West Duluth)

King of Creams     

Duluth Pack 

Quality Drywall and Plastering




Hanabi Japanese Cuisine 

Chilly Billy’s Frozen Yogurt 

Vitta Pizza 

Papa Murphy’s (Cloquet)  

Walmart (Hermantown)

Caribou Coffee

Walmart (Superior)

Sams Club

Harley Davidson

Five Guys Employee

Old Country Buffet 

Waters of Superior 

Papa Murphy’s (West Duluth)

Vintage Italian Pizza (VIP)

City Looks  

On The Limit



Darlene’s Hair Stylists

Olde Towne Galleries

Bladez Styling

Lake Superior Art Glass 

Austin Jarrow Sports 

Benders Shoes 

Blue Max (Max’s Marina)

Premiere Theatres 

 Home and Garden Party

 L&M Fleet Supply

Tortoise and Hair Footwear

Texas Roadhouse

Eagles Nest Resort



Olive Garden

Mcdonald’s (Miller Trunk Hwy)

Entry fees are $25 for Adults, $15 for 12 and under, and $60 for a family of five. 

To register for the race, go to the “events” page at www.save.org

If you are in a suicide crisis call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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