One Step At A Time

Tue September 1 - Sat September 12 Directions

One Step At A Time 5k Run

9:00AM EDT - 12:00AM EDT

5k walk/Memory Mile walk

9:00AM EDT - 12:00AM EDT
The race will be done in a location of your choice between September 1 and 12.

This 5K Run/Walk has been planned to help raise awareness about depression and its sometimes fatal result… Suicide. This run/walk is in memory of Scott Hammersmith and those who have died by suicide. Come out to walk or run in memory of someone you have lost or to help spread the word so others are not lost. If you are committed to our message, but not quite ready for a 3.1 mile run or walk, we have measured an easy one mile walk around the Defiance College campus. And, if you want to help, but can’t participate...simply make a donation in any amount.

Suicide should not be kept a secret. Depression is a treatable illness and depressive illnesses account for more than 90 percent of all suicide deaths. So please come out and let your steps help us raise awareness in our community.

*This year, in light of COVID-19, we are hosting a virtual race from September 1-12. T-shirts are guaranteed if registered by September 5. Race/walk in the location of your choice and then post a picture on social media with the hashtag #onestepwithme. Packet pick up with t-shirt will be on Saturday, September 19 at Defiance High School (1755 Palmer Dr., Defiance) from 9-11 am. 


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Walkers 5K or 1 mile Memory Mile

If running is not for you, try walking our 5K or our 1 mile "Memory Mile."  The "Memory Mile" is a 1 mile path on campus which is lined by signs in memory of loved ones lost to suicide.


The race will be done in a location of your choice between September 1 and 12.

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