As we remember Brook and educate our community about mental illness and suicide, we invite you to attend NAMI-Tallahassee’s Inaugural Bluebird Run for Brookie B. Our benefit includes a 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, which will be held at J.R. Alford Greenway at the south end of Pedrick Road on Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2015.
We welcome runners and walkers of all ages and experience. Both serious and recreational runners can enjoy our *chip-timed 5K course. Walkers have the choice of the same 5K course or a scenic one mile out and back course crossing the Lafayette Heritage Canopy Bridge. The one mile course is also open to fun runners (no timing provided).
There will be awards for the top three finishers in every five-year age group. Find out more about the courses here.
*Chip timing is automatic electronic timing of the start and finish time of each runner through a chip in the race bib.
Brook Bowers ended her life on January 13, 2012. She was 31 years old and diagnosed with depression and borderline personality disorder. After her death, the Brookie B Fund was created by her family with The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Tallahassee. Through the fund, we hope to help others understand mental illness and to offer opportunities for survivors of suicide to become involved in increasing awareness and prevention of suicide activities.