Welcome to our 3rd Annual gO Turkey Trot!
The gO Initiative’s annual Turkey Trot aims to raise awareness and de–stigmatize the topic of mental health and we truly appreciate you joining us on this mission. We expect this year’s Turkey Trot to be even better attended than last year and are really excited to encourage visitors to the valley to join in this Thanksgiving tradition! This year the Trot will feature a 5k course and post-race party that is free to all racers; we also have tons of prizes and giveaways for participants.
As many of you may or may not know, your mental health after an injury needs to be healed just as much as the injury itself. In addition to treating anxiety, depression, substance abuse and eating disorders, gO has a licensed clinical social worker, Kathy Napoli, who focuses on treating brain injuries and post traumatic stresses, which can follow a skiing or biking accident. We are excited to have Kathy on board and know that she will become an excellent resource in the valley.
We’d like to welcome a new addition to our Mental Health Team: Zachary Vidic, a Mental Performance Consultant and Coach. Zac, along with Kathy Napoli, gO’s Licensed Clinical Social Worker, make a great team and welcome any individuals to come talk to them. The holidays can be a tough time for a lot of us; the mission behind this particular race is to raise awareness for mental & physical health in the Gunnison valley.
Tax Dollars to
Fund Mental Health Services
Did you know..
* 1 in 5 Adults & 1 in 5 Youth experience mental health issues in America
* Suicide rates in mountain towns are more prevalent than urban areas
* Mental illness costs America $153.6 Billion in lost wages every year
* Only 41% of Adults receive treatment for their mental health issues
We are currently soliciting signatures in support of a potential initiative to earmark tax dollar revenue from the sale of marijuana in Gunnison County to fund mental health and substance abuse services. If you are in support of this initiative, we would encourage you to sign our petition. We will work with Gunnison County Commissioners to develop a plan moving forward and hopefully get on the 2018 ballot.
JOIN US for a fun run before your Thanksgiving feast!!
Date: Thanksgiving! Thursday, November 22, 2018
Where: 4way Stop – Start/Finish is at Tennis Courts Parking Lot
Late Registration/Bib PickUp: Wednesday Nov. 21 from 4-7 pm at gO Clinic (433 Sixth St, Crested Butte) ***IN-PERSON REGISTRATIONS CASH ONLY**
(Online Registration closes Nov. 21 at 3pm)
**** THERE WILL BE NO REGISTRATIONS DAY-OF RACE *****
FIRST 200 to cross the finish line get a Turkey Trot Mug!!
8:30 am – 5K
9:15 am- 1K Gobble Wobble
10:00 am – Awards
$5 – 1K Gobble Wobble
(all proceeds from the Gobble Wobble will go to Project Hope)
(ALL proceeds will go to funding local resources for mental health at both The gO Initiative and Project Hope)
The Course? OF COURSE!!
Thanks to our incredible LOCAL SPONSORS
For more information about the gO Turkey Trot, contact sarah@thegOInitiative.org
If you’re interested in obtaining services with Kathy Napoli or Zac Vidic, please call 970.349.5103.