In light of the current Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis and for the health and well being of our staff and running community, we have decided to postpone the annual Tracys Run 5K run/walk, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, May 30th. A new date will be announced in the next several weeks.
The race is named after Tracy, a PhD student and an avid runner who loved running through the rain and used exercise to cope with the challenges she had with mental illness. Tracy’s Run symbolizes the fact that mental illness can happen to anyone, regardless of intelligence, background or character.
Both W&FLC and the Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital are dedicated to educating people, creating community support, and reducing the stigma for individuals who struggle with mental health issues, their families and friends. For both W&FLC and Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital, this is a way to create a community dialogue to talk about mental health and reduce the stigma associated with it.