Run Down The Demons®, a Columbus, Ohio nonprofit organization which advocates for education, awareness, and reseach into PTSD, TBI, and mental health issues faced by veterans and their families, will host its fourth annual 5K obstacle event on April 7 at Remembrance Park at the Ohio State University in Columbus. Resurrecting Lives Foundation will be present at the event in order to share information and support.
Run Down The Demons® has designed its course to challenge, in much the same way that mental and brain injuries challenge, but is not overly physically taxing. The course will be populated with statistical and informational boards about veteran-related health complications. The event is aimed at raising awareness about veteran PTSD and suicide prevention, and at lifting the stigma linked to these issues. Events for the weekend include:
Friday, April 6, 2 pm: screening and panel discussion of the film “Thank You for your Service”, based on the book of the same name by reporter David Finkel
5 pm: reception and networking with Finkel
Saturday, April 7, 9 am: race registration
10 am: obstacle event begins
For more information, see the organization’s website. https://www.rundownthedemons.org/