The Fountain House 1 in 4 5K

Posted on July 7, 2014

The Fountain House Bronx contingent poses for a group shot in Riverside Park.The 1 in 4 5K run/walk was held on Saturday, April 12, 2014. It was a beautiful day, and everyone came out to support both Fountain House Manhattan as well as Fountain House Bronx. Volunteers arrived early to help set up and make preparation for the event. White balloons led the way to registration. From there, you had the opportunity to mix and mingle with friends, new and old. We met and greeted some members’ families and made a few friends at the event. When it started, there were a few runners, but a lot of walkers. Some came with canes and strollers, but it was great!

We set out with a positive goal of mental health awareness, as well as physical fitness and well-being. Among those who are mentally ill, there are high numbers of obese, out-of-shape people. I like the way the run/walk helped motivate the awareness. I am thankful for the opportunity to participate and hope to do this more activities in the future. 

Eric J.
Member, Fountain House Bronx

On Saturday April 12, I participated in the first-ever Fountain House 1 in 4 5K run/walk! There was a good crowd at the event, and I met and chatted with many new people. It felt really good to participate in the walk! Although I have arthritis and flat feet that make it difficult for me to walk, I was able to make it up those hills and complete the full course!

People were taking a lot of pictures, and it was really nice to be there with my Fountain House Bronx crew! After the race, we walked to the train and went to Fountain House Manhattan. It was my first time there. It’s a very big place that looks peaceful and serene, but I still love my Fountain House Bronx!!! We ate, listened to some music, and spent time talking with friends on the patio. It was an enjoyable day and I’m really glad I took part! I’m proud to say I made it in the history books for the first-ever Fountain House 5k! 

Stanley S.
Member, Fountain House Bronx

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