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Get ready to lace up your shoes and join Mind and Wellness Foundation (MAWF) on Saturday, November 25 for our 2nd annual flagship event 2023 Mental Break 2k/5k and Virtual Walk’.    Whether you prefer to walk in person or virtually, as an individual or as part of a team, this event is for everyone who believes in the power of mental health and wellness.


The purpose of the ‘2023 Mental Break 2K/5K’ and Virtual Walk’ is to garner awareness for barriers surrounding access to mental health care, including lack of knowledge and access to providers, insurance, and financial limitations, among other challenges that young men and women in the U.S. experience, particularly those in communities of color. 


Not only will you be supporting a worthy cause, but you will also have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for mental wellness. The Foundation Walk is a chance to come together as a community, celebrate our collective efforts, and inspire each other to continue advocating for mental health.


Race Location
Browns Chapel Park
1686 Browns Chapel Rd
Reston, VA 20194

The Mental Break Run/Walk is family-friendly; wheelchairs and strollers are welcome. Please use caution as the paved running trail is fairly narrow. 

Saturday, November 25, starting at 8:30 am.

Registration fee:
5K Timed Run/Walk
: $50 through Friday, November 24, then $55 on Race Day
2K Untimed Walk: $50 through Friday, November 24, then $55 on Race Day

Virtual Walk: $56* through Race Day (Includes drop shipment of t-shirt)

In-person participants, please be sure to register by October 16 to be guaranteed a shirt! 

Packet pick-up will be =PR= Reston Store on Friday, November 24 from 1:00-5:00 pm. Then at Browns Chapel on Saturday, starting at 7:15 am. 

Awards will be given to the overall top three (3) male, female and youth finishers in both the 2K and 5K walk/race.

Together, we can make a lasting and meaningful impact on mental health and wellness.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Funds raised from the 2023 Mental Break Walk will be put to good use.

  • A portion of the funds will be used to help us fulfill our mission of supporting young people by providing access to culturally competent mental health therapists and wellness practitioners. We believe that everyone deserves quality care, no matter their background.

  • Additionally, the funds will also contribute to our scholarship and grant programs, allowing us to empower more individuals in pursuing their dreams in the field of mental health and wellness.

  • We'll also be using the funds for to plan and deliver mental health and wellness awareness programs, wellness tools activities and events along with initiatives and campaigns. 

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Online registration will close on

Thursday, November 23 at 8:00 pm 

Are you interested in sponsoring?

Our 2022 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

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Gold Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

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In-Kind Partners

The Nest Egg


Oak Steakhouse

Unravel You

Kim's Kloset 

Dick's Sporting Goods (Fair Oaks Mall)

Organization &  Wellness Partners

Know Competition


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