In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, the city of Tempe is organizing a family-friendly 5k walk/run event aimed at bringing the community together to learn about caring for both their bodies and brains.

The event takes place on Saturday, May 6, from 8 am to 12 pm at Kiwanis Park, 5233 S. Ash Ave.

The 5k is designed for participants of all ages and abilities, allowing everyone to complete the course at their own pace without any racing experience required. Packet pick-up starts at 7 a.m., with the race commencing at 8:15 am. The starting point is located on the north side of Kiwanis Park, off Baseline Road and Ash Avenue.
In addition to the race, participants can look forward to an array of resources available from Tempe schools and the community, aimed at promoting mental health awareness and support. Local vendors will also be present, offering sweet treats and delicious bites to eat.

Although the event is free to join, registrations will be accepted on the day of the event, and supplies will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. For the safety and cleanliness of all participants, no pets will be allowed on the course.

Come join this uplifting event and discover ways to care for your body and mind while supporting mental health awareness in the community. For more information, visit