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Pickaway County – First Annual Colors of Hope Walk/Run Event Set to Bring Community Together


Circleville, Ohio – A vibrant event aimed at raising awareness about mental health and fostering community support is scheduled to take place on May 18 at the Mary Virginia Crites Hanna Park, located at 1230 Pontious Rd. Organized by Brittany Grate and her team, the inaugural “Colors of Hope” event promises a day filled with fun-filled activities and meaningful discussions.

“This is the first time that we’re hosting this event,” Grate explained. “We really wanted to do something to highlight mental health, especially as May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Our goal is to bring the community together and provide support through this fun-filled event.”

The event, which runs from 9 am to 1 pm, boasts an impressive lineup of activities, including a walk/run, a resource fair, and an after-party. Participants can register for the walk/run for $25, which includes a registration packet containing a t-shirt, sunglasses, and other goodies. Kids aged 12 and under can join the walk for free.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to raise funds for mental health programming in Pickaway County,” Grate added. “Our event will feature various color stations along the walk route, each offering interactive activities to make the experience more enjoyable.”

In addition to the walk/run, attendees can look forward to an after-party featuring a food truck, DJ music by DJ Davis, and inspiring speeches. The event will also host a resource fair with professionals available to provide information and support. Including OSU who will hand out Bike Helmets.

“We want this event to be accessible to everyone in the community,” Grate emphasized. “That’s why we’ve collaborated with various organizations and made registration free for kids. We hope to see a great turnout and make a positive impact on mental health awareness.”

The Colors of Hope event has garnered support from several local organizations, including Parrs, the Family Children First Council, and St. Catherine’s Manna.

“This event is not only about raising awareness but also about building resilience and supporting one another,” Grate said. “We want people to know that help is available, and together, we can overcome the challenges of mental health.”

Registration for the event is available on Eventbrite, and participants can also register on-site from 9 to 10 am on the day of the event.

For more information about the Colors of Hope event, including registration details, interested individuals can contact Brittany Grate at [email protected].

With a diverse array of activities and a meaningful cause at its heart, the Colors of Hope event promises to be a day of unity, support, and hope for the Circleville community.