2023 5K Registration Now Open!

Registration for our 2023 Stop the Stigma 5K is now open! – https://runsignup.com/stopthestigma5k2023

Nearly every family in the United States has been touched by mental illness or addiction. Interfaith Social Services hosts the Stop the Stigma 5K each year to support our loved ones, challenge stereotypes, encourage acceptance and eliminate stigmas, all while raising funds for our New Directions Counseling Center.

2022 starting line

Register by February 6 to lock in the lowest registration fee of $35 (and $15 for ages 6-15). Fees increase after February 6. Last year we sold out – register now to guarantee your spot!

With savings like this on the line, it’s time to nail down plans for your spring races! This year’s Stop the Stigma 5K will feature an in-person race on Saturday, April 29, starting and ending at The Kennedy Center (440 East Squantum St in North Quincy, MA). Race starts at 9:30am.

Stop the Stigma 5K race route (map)

The Course

The 5K course runs through the scenic (and somewhat hilly) Squantum neighborhood of Quincy and features 3.1 miles of ocean views and Boston skyline. This race is both for the competitive runners and for those who prefer a leisurely stroll. The course is also stroller and dog friendly. Kids under age 6 can come along free of charge.

The Shirt

Register by March 24 and you will receive a super soft, vintage material Stop the Stigma 5K t-shirt.

t shirt

The Cause

All proceeds benefit Interfaith Social Services’ New Directions Counseling Center. Our nonprofit counseling services provide a safety-net ensuring that everyone is able to receive care regardless of their income status. A single race registration provides a mental health counseling session for a community member in need.