Step Up for NAMI Step Away from Stigma and Color Me Happy 5K

. April 30, 2015.

Ever wondered what it’s like to be doused from head to toe with random, neon color? During the Step Up for NAMI Step Away from Stigma and Color Me Happy 5K, you can get your chance while supporting an important cause in Hancock County. 

Michelle Huff, executive director of NAMI of Hancock County (National Alliance on Mental Illness) said enthusiasts can take part in the 5K color run/walk or opt for a 1K non-color, handicap-accessible walk through Riverside Park. The 5K starts and finishes at Riverside.

 The event is NAMI’s main fund-raiser and biggest day of celebration. It includes an after-race dance party and color throwing along with food, entertainment, a Kids Zone and possibly a Pet Zone. Awards for most colorful attire, largest team, team/individual that raises the most funds and dog that raises the most funds.

While you’re discovering your favorite color, the event is a chance for networking and sharing success stories with mental illness. Come make some friends, connect with families and create lasting memories.

Saturday, May 16 from 8am-noon. Sign up or assemble a team and find tips for fundraising at

Click on the race icon to learn more or to register.