Wilkes University

Glow Run 5K

Glow Run 5K

The Glow Run is a 5K event to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Glow Run Group

April 27th, 2019, will be the sixth year that the Wilkes University Office of Residence Life will organize and run this race to promote unity and awareness towards suicide prevention. Mental health means a lot to us and this motivates us to raise awareness and move our passion for suicide prevention out into the community.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has a mission to save as many lives as they can and bring hope to the lives affected by suicide. By 2025, the foundation aspires to drop the annual suicide rate by 20%. AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research, and provides aid and resources to those affected by suicide. The organization started in 1987 due to the alarming rise of youth suicides over the decades. Being the first national, non-profit organization dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide, the group has now connected and reached out to tens of thousands of suicide survivors, those at risk for suicide, and those who have lost loved ones to suicide.

Every year, and this year especially, we want to expand registration and participation for the event through the community, increasing the amount of people who will stand with us in raising awareness.

In order to ensure great community participation so we can touch as many lives as possible, we are turning to the community for support.

Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

  • Register (if you haven't) and pick up your shirt in the McHale Athletic Center at Wilkes University (169 S. Main Street)
  • The Celebration of Life event will start at 8:30 p.m. with a live performance and snacks.

Glow Run Accessories

We will be offering glow in the dark accessories, based on a donation of your choice, throughout the event in the McHale Athletic Center. The Glow items available are Glow sticks, bracelets, necklaces/headbands and the opportunity to have your face painted.

Online Registration

Part 1: Personal information


Please provide the following information to register online, once submitted you will continue to complete part 2 of registration. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please resubmit the registration form. If you are having difficulties, please contact Raymond FeDora to register: raymond.fedora@wilkes.edu.

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  • Waiver Agreement

  • Please view the 2019 Glow Run waiver agreement: View Waiver Agreement

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