Solace House Team Marathon

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Solace House Team Marathon

As a Charity Partner in the NYC Marathon, Solace House relies on this race as one of it's main fundraising sources. In lieu of the NYC Marathon's cancellation, this year we are hosting our own "team" marathon, where runners can achieve their end of the year goals while also giving back to the community!

Running: Runners are encouraged to form teams of 2 or more people and split the difference of a full marathon (26.2 miles) among its team members. Teams can have members run separately or (safely) together throughout the time frame of Oct. 1 - Nov. 1, 2020. As an example for a team of 4 runners: Runner 1 completes 5 mi, Runner 2 completes 7 mi, Runner 3 completes 10 mi, and Runner 4 completes 5 mi. The team must collectively complete at least 26.2 miles (the length of a full marathon). Teams can run remotely from anywhere in the world.

Mileage must be recorded on a GPS device (watch, phone, etc), screenshot, and sent to sheena.mullan@solacehouseusa.org by Nov. 2, 2020. At the end of the event, awards will be given to teams with the highest mileage & highest fundrasing efforts!

Fundraising: Each team will have their own fundraising page to raise money for Solace House throughout their Team Marathon journey. They can personalize their photos & stories to share why they are running. It could be to honor someone's memory or simply to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention. Fundraising can begin as soon as a team is assembled in September until November 1st.

2020 has been a hard year for so many - let's turn it around by pushing past our goals & doing good for the community! Please reach out to sheena.mullan@solacehouseusa.org for any questions, concerns, and/or sponsorships.

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Tuesday September 1st

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As a Charity Partner in the NYC Marathon, Solace House relies on this race as one of it's main fundraising sources. In lieu of the NYC Marathon's cancellation, this year we are hosting our own "team" marathon, where runners can achieve their end of the year goals while also giving back to the community! 

Solace House is a lifeline, a support system for so many people, a place to turn when you have nowhere else to go. We are an organization that offers free one-on-one counseling to those experiencing suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, who self-harm, or who are bereaved by suicide. We also offer family & group support. All of our services are free of charge because we believe that money should never come in the way of saving someone's life.

2020 has been a difficult year for so many. It has taken a drastic toll on our funding, as we rely so much on our events throughout the year to sustain our budget. When we adapted to a virtual event for our Solace Sunrise Walk, we were overwhelmed seeing the community come together with such  determination and compassion. We walked in solidarity, fighting the fight against suicide and remembering those who we have lost.

Now as we enter the fall months, we want to continue to amplify hope,  unity, and inspiration as we host our very first Solace House Team Marathon! Mental health is one of the greatest challenges being faced around the world today. With your support, Solace House will continue to rise to meet the needs of our community. Positive mental health is our mission and no matter what circumstances we’re up against, we will always advocate and strive to achieve that mission.

We are beyond grateful for the network of support we have built in our community. Your generous donations contribute greatly to our services, your participation creates huge awareness and reinforces a message of hope and solitude for those who need it. Thank you for believing in us and for caring deeply about those around you.


For more information about this event, you can contact Sheena at sheena.mullan@solacehouseusa.org. 


For more information about Solace House, visit www.SolaceHouseUSA.org.


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