Brookdale Park
Brooklyn Park, MN
8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Brookdale Park, 7650 June Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Participants can run, jog or walk the 5k.
Advanced registration is open until Sept. 12 and costs $30. Race-day registration is $40 and begins at 7:30 a.m.
This is Palmer Lake VFW's 5th annual suicide awareness 5K. Veterans assistance is one of the main focuses of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and there is no better way to assist our brothers and sisters than bringing awareness to the issue of suicide in the military. We are partnering with the 23rd Veteran, a wonderful non-profit organization that has changed the life of many Veterans and has brought a lot of awareness and education to PTSD and the trauma that many Veterans return home with.
The statistics on Veteran suicide are staggering. Each day 22 of our nation's Veterans take their own life. This is one veteran every 65 minutes! September is Military Suicide Awareness month and the Palmer Lake VFW is taking action right here in our own community by sponsoring our Fifth annual Veteran Suicide Awareness 5K Run/Walk. We have partnered with the 23rd Veteran organization which is Minnesota based non-profit that specializes in providing resources for veterans who struggle with mental health, combat stress, or PTSD. All of our race proceeds will go directly to the 23rd Veteran organization. Our hope is that through our combined efforts we can prevent one veteran from taking his or her life.


For a $1000 donation, your company will have a single color post logo on the back of the race day shirt and receive a complimentary 5K entry for six participants. Most importantly your generous donation will go directly to support the 23rd Veteran organization. The 5K run/walk will be on 18 September 2021 at 0830 at Brookdale Park, 7650 June Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443. Businesses or Posts interested in making a donation, please make a donation by 31 August 2021 to allow time for printing the logo on shirts. Please use the form below or make checks payable to Palmer Lake VFW and mail to Palmer Lake VFW – Attention Suicide Awareness 5K, 2817 Brookdale Blvd, Brooklyn Park MN 55444. Please contact our Commander at email for more information on making a donation. Please consider our request. Together we can make a difference in preventing veteran suicides.