Stigma Busters 5K

  • 10.25.2014 @ 09:00 AM
  • Escondido, California
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Online Registration is Closed - Please Register Onsite at the Event!
Onsite registration is still available. Please come join us!
About This Event
Welcome to the Inaugural Stigma Busters 5K Fun Run/Walk to Benefit the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF)! Join us in supporting IBPF in funding research, providing support services and raising awareness for mental health during our Inaugural Stigma Busters 5K event at Kit Carson Park on October 25th. We are excited to announce this brand new event for an amazing cause.

You are encouraged to invite friends and family to join us and register for the event and support our efforts to raise funds for IBPF. You are also encouraged to personally fundraise with us and have the option to have your own fundraising website. You can create your personal fundraising website by visiting HERE .

Because our event is so close to Halloween, we will be having a festive costume theme to our 5K event. Please come dressed in your costumes!
About Our Charity
Bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 million adult Americans, or about 2.6% of the U.S. population age 18 and older every year.

The mission of International Bipolar Foundation is to improve understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder through research; to promote care and support resources for individuals and caregivers; and to erase stigma through education. For an explanation of the disorder or for further information, please visit

We run or walk to raise awareness for those who struggle with a mood disorder, and for their friends, family and loved ones. Bipolar disorder does not discriminate. It affects people from all backgrounds and walks of life, from our youth to adults. Rich or poor. Successful or not. But every affected person can live a full, productive and enjoyable life. It is up to us to spread awareness through activism, through sharing our stories and donating our time to help others.

We run or walk to speak for those whom feel silenced from stigma, to dispel myths and fear surrounding mental illness. We run or walk to raise money to provide services for families and communities in need, to help fund research so that we can better understand how to help each other. We invite you to join us in our fight against stigma on October 25th and participate in the Inaugural Stigma Busters 5K.

Join us in our mission by creating your personal fundraising website for the event HERE.
This event is a fun run/walk 5K (3.1 miles) at Kit Carson Park and is not a sanctioned measured race course. Participants will receive a race bib, but will not receive a timing chip. There will be no street closures for the event.

The 5K course will be an out & back on a combination of dirt trails & paved walking paths. It is entirely within the park and will not cross any roads. There are very mild elevation changes and an aid/water station will be located at the turn-around point.
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Directions & Parking
The Stigma Busters 5K will be held at Kit Carson Park starting at the North Picnic Area, which is at the far north end of the park at the intersection of Castaneda Drive and Las Palmas Avenue. There is ample parking at the site. See you there!
Event Day Registration & Packet Pick Up
Onsite Registration and Bib/Shirt Pickup will begin at 8:00am. Please plan accordingly to allow time for parking and to pick up your race bib before the 9am start time.
Costume Contests
With Halloween taking place the week of our event, we would love to see your costumes make an early appearance at the event! We will have prizes for the best individual and group themed costumes. Get your friends to join you and register for the event and have some fun coming up with a great costume theme!
Want to fundraise for this event? Click here to get started!
Sub Event Cost Distance
$35.00 5km
$20.00 5km
$20.00 1km
RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AGREEMENT I am over the age of 18 or have obtained my parent or guardian's consent as I hereby certify the following: (1) I am physically fit and have received medical clearance to participate in the Stigma Busters 5K, (2) In consideration of my application to participate in the Stigma Busters 5K being accepted, I, on behalf of myself, my heirs and assigns, and my estate, hereby waive and forever discharge International Bipolar Foundation, its sponsors, organizers, and affiliates, as well as their agents and employees from any and all claims that may accrue as the result of my participation, (3) I hereby grant International Bipolar Foundation specific permission to reproduce, publish, circulate, copyright or otherwise use any and all photographs and/or videotape of me and/or my family, taken at the Stigma Busters 5K, for use by International Bipolar Foundation, and (4) I acknowledge that all registration fees and donations are non-refundable and non-transferable. I understand and acknowledge that participation in the Stigma Busters 5K is voluntary. I assume all inherent and other risks and accept responsibility for any property damage or loss and for any personal serious injury, illness, disability, emotional distress, and/or death that I may suffer, whether described in this release or not. I further agree to forever release and discharge International Bipolar Foundation from and agree not to sue for any and all liability or claims. This release is for any type of claim, including breach of contract, fraud, or any other type of suit and includes losses both known or unknown, regardless of or alleged to be caused by the negligence of International Bipolar Foundation to the fullest extent permitted by law. I agree that the substantive laws of California govern this Agreement and any dispute I have with International Bipolar Foundation and consent to jurisdiction in California. Any mediation, suit or proceeding will be entered into only in California. Any portion of this Agreement deemed unlawful or unenforceable is severable and shall be stricken without effect on the enforceability to the remaining provisions. I have read this Agreement, understand its contents and I sign it voluntarily. I intend by this Agreement to assume all hazards and risks, waive all rights to sue and release all liabilities and claims, and indemnify International Bipolar Foundation for any claims arising from my participation in the Stigma Busters 5K. It is my responsibility to report any and all personal physical conditions that could impact my participation and to report any unsafe conditions that I may encounter to the appropriate authority. I understand that this Agreement has no expiration date and remains in effect at all times that I am participating or observing the Stigma Busters 5K and will be binding on me, my family members, heirs, assigns, executors, representatives, and estate. SecureFeeā„¢ Registration Cancellation Insurance is offered in most states. If purchased, your registration may be covered for one of the covered reasons stated in the policy.