Running for Rachael - 12 Years of Building Hope

5K Walk/Run 
Sunday, Sep 29th, 2024 - 8:00 am 
CF Lime Ridge, Hamilton

Together we have made significant progress
in advancing the work of suicide prevention in Hamilton, but there is more to do! 

Running for Rachael plays a vital role in supporting the city-wide work of suicide prevention by bringing the community together to promote hope (prevention), help (intervention) and healing (postvention) through crisis support information, training, education and support groups. 

With the help of people like you, we raised $40,862.44 in 2023! Thank you!

Our goal for 2024 is $50,000.




How You Can Get Involved in Running for Rachael


Who Participates in Running for Rachael


This was my first time participating in Running
for Rachael and it was an incredibly special event for my family. My
sister-in-law was visiting from out of town and this was her first race
experience. It was a very emotional, healing and empowering day for us both for
many reasons, and so special to connect to and support the very important work
of SPCCH. The event itself was well organized and a lot of fun, and we look
forward to coming back! - Teresa B.

How You Make a Difference


Running For Rachael's Mission

When a Community Comes Together, Lives are Transformed!

Our partnership with CF Lime Ridge is an important link in helping to engage the community. With Running for Rachael, everyone is part of the team. We celebrate and encourage one another to walk or run to help others. 

Suicide prevention is everyone’s
responsibility – be part of the team!

Running for Rachael is brought to you by the Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton Registered Charity #83552155ORR0001

Their Stories

Laura's Story

Laura's Story

My little brother, Chris Archer, took his life July 6, 2017; he turned 44 just two days earlier.One year later it is still unbelievable to me, with...
Rachael's Story

Rachael's Story

  Rachael Arielle Stacey, the third of four girls. A quirky and expressive, red haired, blue eyed girl with freckles. Rachael was an energetic, h...
Matt's Story

Matt's Story

Suicide. I understood it. I had the compassion and calmness to deescalate it. I had so much love in me, I could talk the knives off of friends' wr...