We’ve created Team AFSP Oregon to further the mission of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention which is To Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide. By joining Team AFSP Oregon, you’ll be part of group of individuals who want to use their training and competition to #StopSuicide.
It’s estimated that over 760 people will die by suicide in Oregon in 2017. Do your part by joining Team AFSP Oregon.
To raise awareness and fight the stigma of suicide and mental health, we train and race in shirts that have photos or names of our lost loved ones on the back, thus reminding us why we are racing and letting others know that we wish to remove the stigma of suicide.
As a team member you will be part of a network of athletes committed to bringing suicide out of the darkness and remembering our loved ones while we strive to achieve personal milestones. We ask that each team member commit to raising a minimum of $300. Registration is free and when you raise $300, you’ll receive a Team AFSP Oregon moisture wicking shirt and Be the Voice water bottle!
1) Technical moisture wicking shirt with Team AFSP Oregon logo and a space to attach a photo, or write your loved ones name.
2) Be the Voice Water bottle.
3) Online fundraising page with credit card support to help you raise funds.
4) Fundraising support to help you reach your goal.
1) Sign up by clicking “Register Now” at the top of the page.
2) Sign up for the Keizer Iris Festival Run
3) Customize your fundraising page to tell people why you are raising funds for Team AFSP Oregon.
Team AFSP Oregon is participating in the Keizer Iris Festival Run! We hope you join us for this well organized scenic, low key and affordable run through in the Willamette Valley. Less than an hour from downtown Portland, you can escape the crowds and join team AFSP Oregon as we #StopSuicide.
IRIS MARATHON, HALF MARATHON, & 10K
Taking place on Sunday May 21st, the Marathon, Half and 10k are US Track & Field certified on the same out and back route. Register Here
KEIZER IRIS 5k & 3k
Taking place Saturday May 20th, Saturday’s courses are closed to cars and provide a safe out and back route. As pre-parade spectators cheer on, participants in their first run/walk event or those looking to capture an age group best time will enjoy the experience. Kids will be treated to a Mascot Dance Party during their pre-race warm-up. You won’t want to miss this!
All Other Races
We welcome runners, triathletes, cyclists, CrossFit, or anyone wishing to combine their athletic interest with fundraising for AFSP. You can compete in any type of competition or race, at any distance, anywhere in the world. All we ask is that you raise $300 for Team AFSP Oregon and you can receive all of our team member benefits.