Amazing Race highlights suicide prevention and domestic violence awareness programs

ANSBACH, Germany  – Army Community Services and the Ansbach Army Substance Abuse Program are joining in a community integrated resiliency event, built on the Amazing Race concept, Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7 a.m., at the Urlas mall parking lot,  highlighting the importance of suicide prevention and domestic violence awareness.  The event is open to all community members. Community members can sign up as teams or individuals on site, there is no pre-registration necessary.

Team sign-in and registration begins at 6:30 p.m.  The 5 kilometer run – starting at 7 p.m. right after opening remarks – takes participants through Urlas and Shipton Kaserne. As the final member from each team crosses the line, the team’s run time will be recorded. Following the run, the teams move on to five wellness stations to complete tasks; the wellness stations relate to the five pillars of Physical, Emotional, Social, Spiritual and Family Resilience.  After learning the challenge of each station, teams will have a maximum of 5 minutes to accomplish the task. Once all teams have completed the run and the stations, the two teams with the best total times recorded are awarded. Brochures from the helping agencies as well as healthy food items and water will be made available.

To learn more about the event, call DSN 467-3342/COMM 09802-83-3342 or DSN: 467-3601/ COMM 09802-83-3601.

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