On January 6th, nearly 600 runners, with the inspiring participation of almost 200 first responders, took to the streets of the beautiful Historic Cocoa Village to run in our 6th Annual Run for Responders 5k. It was a breathtaking sight as our community came together to support this very important cause. This year, the run was dedicated to Canaveral Firefighter, Lieutenant Russell George, who tragically lost his life to suicide last August.
The run wasn’t just about physical endurance; it was a powerful statement to normalize conversations around mental health and wellness within the first responder community. Runners and walkers alike sent a resounding message that mental health matters, and it’s a topic we should openly embrace and discuss.
A heartfelt thank you goes out to all our sponsors whose generous support made this event possible. Their commitment to the well-being of our first responders is truly appreciated. Special gratitude goes to Game On Race Events for putting on yet another incredible and smoothly executed event.
The 6th Annual Run for Responders 5K not only raised awareness but also fostered a sense of community amongst first responders and the civilians they protect and serve. Together, we are breaking down stigmas, promoting mental health, and creating a supportive environment for our first responders.
Weren’t able to join us in person or virtually? Save the date of January 4, 2025 and join us next year! Registration will open early Summer!