Speak Up; Reach Out 5k

Sat December 8, 2018 Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 US Directions


5K Run/Walk

8:00AM EST - 10:00AM EST

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

9:00AM EST - 9:30AM EST

5k Virtual Run/Walk

8:00AM EST - 10:00AM EST


Farrow Parkway-Market Common
Myrtle Beach, SC US 29577


Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Speak Up; Reach Out 5k has been cancelled.



Welcome to the 1st Annual Speak Up; Reach Out 5K Run/Walk sponsored by The Jeff Yalden Foundation, Inc. – Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention

Date: December 8, 2018
Time: 5k 8:00 am and 1 Mile 9:00 am
Location: Grand Park-Market Common, Myrtle Beach

The Jeff Yalden Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization advocating and serving Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention Training and Crisis Intervention. Jeff Yalden makes his home here in Myrtle Beach and after a couple of teen suicides last year and calls for help, Jeff, an expert consultant in the area of technology and how it relates to our mental health working with teens, educators, mental health professionals, and school communities, decided to bring his work into our community to serve our local school communities who are very much in need.

All proceeds will support Jeff working with our local school communities providing suicide prevention training to Teachers, Staff, Administration, and Counselors. Also speaking to teens and families about mental health and suicide prevention.

Please visit www.JeffYalden.com for more information.

Packet Pickup and Late Registrations:

  • Friday, December 7, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Black Dog Running Company (1600 Farrow Parkway, Myrtle Beach)
  • Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 6:30 am – 7:45 am at the event site – Grand Park-Market Commons, Myrtle Beach
  • Saturday, 1 Mile Fun Run Pickup from 6:30 am - 8:45 am at the event site

Race Event Details:

  • 5k race begins at 8:00 am
  • 1 Mile Fun Run begins at 9:00 am
  • Virtual 5k t-shirts and medals will be mailed within 2 weeks post race
  • Recognition of Volunteers & Sponsors 9:15 am
  • Awards begin approximately 9:30 am
  • USATF Certified 5K Course - Course Map coming soon
  • Finisher medals for all race participants
  • T-shirts guaranteed to those registered by November 22nd
  • Please come and walk in honor of someone or in support of Mental Health Awareness
  • Live Music and Raffles

Plenty of parking available and the event will be well marked.


  • Finisher Medals for all registered participants
  • Awards for overall male/female 1st-3rd place 
  • Awards for overall masters male/female 1st place
  • Age group awards for male/female 1st-3rd place in each category (5 year increments after age 10)
  • Volunteer Recognition

Directed by:
Black Dog Running Company
Race Director: Dawn White

The Jeff Yalden Foundation, Inc.
Janet Kelly, Event Coordinator
For media inquiries, sponsors, volunteers and questions please contact us directly.

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