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13th Annual Sounds of Silence 5K/10K Run/Walk
May 22, 2021

Walker Beach
West Shore Road, Brightwaters, NY 11718



THREE AMAZING WAYS TO TAKE PART!


1. IN-PERSON 4 Waves: 10K - 8AM / 5K - 8:20AM, 8:30AM, 8:45AM
EACH RACE WAVE IS CAPPED - HURRY

Race instructions regarding the event start will be sent out by the evening before the event.
Social distancing 
will be in effect at the start line with staggered and chip-timed starts.
Bring a face covering. 
You do not have to run with it on, but have it on you at all times.
No Spectators.

Race T-Shirt (limited quantities available)


2. OR COMPETE VIRTUALLY FROM 5/22 - 5/30

Can't make the event? Run/walk a 5K or 10K anytime and starting on 5/22 log in the time it took you to complete your run/walk as well as upload up to 5 photos!


3. OR JOIN THE SOS MAY CHALLENGE FROM 5/1 - 5/31 for the entire month of May!

Set a distance goal to walk or run during the month of May and challenge yourself to beat it!
Ask your family and friends to challenge you on your distance by matching each mile with a dollar amount. For example: If someone supported you with a dollar for every mile you walked in May, then if you walk 60 miles at the end of the month they would donate $60 to your fundraising page.

•Step 1: Register here and be sure to SET YOUR MILEAGE GOAL!

•Step 2: During Registration - Create your own Fundraising Website Page (on GroupRev above)

•Step 3: Share your personal fundraising website with family, friends & on social media platforms asking others to match your May miles with a dollar/coin amount. Tag #SOSrun2021

•Step 4: Beginning on May 1st start logging your daily mileage and photos at elitefeats.com! Share your online log with friends and family to show them your progress!


AMENITIES

Commemorative Race T-shirt limited quantity - First come, first served, HURRY!
Guaranteed Personalized BIB
Race swag bag to first 350 registrants
ANYONE who raises $200 or more receives a SWEET SOS BEACH TOWEL!
Form your own Team!


AWARDS

Overall M/F 10K and 5K
Top Fundraiser (Individual & Team)
Best School Participation


BENEFITS

The Postpartum Resource Center of New York is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity. Our non-profit organization's mission is to increase awareness and access to care for New York State moms, dads, and families at risk or experiencing a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD), including postpartum depression.  We thank you for your support as it makes possible the essential programs and services of the Postpartum Resource Center of New York are available to the 100,000+ New York State families suffering from a PMAD each year!


COURSE

5K & 10K Full Course Map

Start/Finish Location


GETTING YOUR BIB

Your bib will be mailed to you!

If for some reason you don't get your bib in the mail or if you register very late,  you can pick up day of!

Virtual: if you don't get your bib in the mail just shoot us an email and we can send you another one after confirming your shipping address (don't forget to include an apartment number if applicable)

T-shirts Available to Pickup at Walker Beach (Brightwaters) Friday, May 21st from 2PM-4PM
You may also pick up your shirt after you run but if you can please pick up at the above time!
Spread the word for pre-registration. There will be no day of race registration.
 Appreciate all your support!!!

* ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 3PM FRIDAY *


QUESTIONS

Erin Mascaro - erin@soundsofsilenceny.org


RESULTS & PHOTOS

LIVE Online/Email/Text Results and FREE Video & Same-day finish line pics
Find Misc Photos on Facebook @elitefeats 


VIRTUAL PARTICIPANTS

Upload your times & photos beginning 5/22 - 5/30

TRACKING YOUR DISTANCE
4 Laps to one Mile on a Track
Treadmill
MapMyRun.com
Find a Certified USATF Course
Some events display course maps at elitefeats.com
Many parks have measured 'fitness' trails open to the public
Download free app Strava & hit 'Record'

HOW TO POST TIMES
1. Cover ground whenever & wherever you'd like!
2. On Start Date visit elitefeats.com/Results - search this event.
3. Search your name - click Update.
4. Enter your time.
5. Optional upload up to 5 photos.

WHEN TO POST
EARLY REGISTRANTS (before start day) can start posting times ON start day!
LATE REGISTRANTS (after start day) allow up to 24 hours to post times.
BIB MAILING begins Monday prior to start day. If you register after this, please allow 3-5 business days to receive.
You don't need the bib to participate, it's a keepsake!

*LAST DAY TO REGISTER & POST TIMES IS 5/30


INCREASE YOUR IMPACT

The Postpartum Resource Center of New York, Inc. is the nonprofit IRS recognized 501(c)(3) organization in New York State representing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders support and education. Two Long Island women, Sonia Murdock and Emily Sampino co-founded the Postpartum Resource Center of New York, Inc. in 1998 after they each experienced gaps and recognized the needs in education, treatment and support services regarding postpartum depression and postpartum psychosis. Please read below to find out more about how the Postpartum Resource Center benefits the lives of people in New York.

Project 62™ - Building and Strengthening Perinatal Mental Wellness Parent Support Networks and Safety Nets in all sixty-two New York State counties.  

Postpartum Resource Center of New York, Inc.'s MISSION Increasing awareness and access to care for New York State moms, dads, and their families at risk for or experiencing a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (including postpartum depression) by Increasing education, screening, and treatment Providing support programs and services Training healthcare providers and consumers Building community partnerships

Postpartum Resource Center of New York, Inc.'s GOAL Empowering parents and the community to improve the lives of families by addressing maternal mental health and parenting with psychiatric disabilities.

Your help provides
Toll-free State-wide Helpline 855-631-0001 or 631-422-2255 (Hablamos Español) available M-F, 9AM-5PM
 Free & confidential emotional support, educational information and healthcare and support group resources.
 Free Postpartum Resource Center of New York’s trained volunteer Moms on Call & Family Telephone Support  available 9am-9pm, 7 days a week.
Free 24/7 access to our website postpartumny.org
 Free Postpartum Resource Center of New York’s Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders State-Wide Resource Directory (available online and searchable by zip code or as downloadable pdf); educational information in print & online; media coverage on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression & postpartum psychosis; suggested books; events; additional internet resources.
 The Postpartum Resource Center of New York’s Training Institute, which offers workshops & training. These trainings include our Circle of Caring Pregnancy and Postpartum Depression/Anxiety Support Group and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Building a Safety Net for Families and our Community (including screening for perinatal depression).
Awareness Materials Palm Cards, Posters and Brochures.
 Project 62  Building Perinatal Mental Wellness Parent Support Networks & Safety Nets in all 62 New York State counties (including the Lisa Mary Reilly Visioning Educational Series) Thank you for your support!
 Take Care of You Initiative - In partnership with youth, we meaningfully engage them in the program incorporating mental health promotional activities in schools. This initiative increases the conversation of mental health awareness and empowerment to ensure our younger generations and their families are educated on mental health and resources.

 If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally or having a hard time call 1-800-273-8225 at anytime 24 hours a day, 7 days a week the Suicide Prevention Lifeline it there to help.

 New York Project Hope Emotional Support Line 7 days a week 8am-10pm 1-844-863-9314 to speak with a crisis counselor.


ABOUT

This is our story and why we need your help.
We truly hope you and your families are well, healthy and safe during this unprecedented time. The 13th Annual Sounds of Silence Run/Walk/Stroller-walk will be held May 22, 2021 in Brightwaters, NY with virtual run the month of May.

Sounds of Silence is a fundraising committee of the Postpartum Resource Center of New York, a 501(c)(3) IRS recognized non-profit organization.  

This fundraising committee was created by my sister Lisa Mary Reilly and I after she experienced postpartum depression during and after the birth of her daughter. I witnessed the terrible suffering that my sister endured, the stigma that of a mental health illness, and the suffering in silence she felt forced to endure. It was something that we both didn’t want other families to go through. So, we made a promise to each other to break the silence of postpartum depression, celebrate our courageous mothers and fathers, and build sounds of hope for all those families who may be suffering. 

Our signature event to support the Postpartum Resource Center of New York is the Annual Sounds of Silence 5K/10K Run/Walk, which we held with Lisa Mary until she succumbed to depression in 2014. This loss was heartbreaking, but we were determined to go on. Lisa Mary was my role model, my inspiration and to honor her memory, I vowed to continue breaking the silence and celebrate her each and every day. For years we broke the silence through awareness campaigns, increased participation and most importantly increased the number of moms, dads and families to the Postpartum Resource Center of NY’s services. Then in 2018, my family and I endured another tragedy and heartbreak when my sister, Susanne, lost her battle with mental illness. We were left with the question, with all of our work and awareness of mental illness, how could this happen?  Mental illness is silent, it does not discriminate against anyone. We were again reminded the true meaning behind Sounds of Silence and we are determined to increase the conversation of mental health awareness and connect families suffering from mental illness with the essential resources of The Postpartum Resource Center of NY.    

To further ensure our younger generations and their families are educated on mental health and the resources available for those in need, we offer our Take Care of You Initiative. This initiative increases the conversation of mental health awareness and empowerment. 

Thank you for your consideration to be part of this important cause on May 22, 2021 in Brightwaters, New York as we celebrate the 13th Annual Sounds of Silence 5K/10K Run/Walk.

Tax ID# 11-3449880. All donations should be made payable to: The Postpartum Resource Center of New York. 

Sincerely yours,
Erin Mascaro
Event Co-Chairperson/Race Director
Patricia Beaumont, Event Co-Chairperson
soundsofsilenceny.org

Sonia Murdock, Executive Director - Postpartum Resource Center of New York
postpartumny.org pospartony.org