PLAIN TWP.  The fourth-annual Crisis Intervention & Recovery Center Run For A New Tomorrow 5K will take place May 28 at GlenOak High School. 

The event, which is part of the 2016 Ohio Challenge Series, will feature live music, drawings and several raffles, along with refreshments for sale. Proceeds from the event will benefit the CIRC, which develops and distributes materials to promote awareness of behavioral health conditions and suicide prevention and to raise awareness of the services that the organization offers to residents of the Stark County community.

“Suicide suffers from a big stigma in society,” said race director Jennifer St. Clair. “The goal of suicide prevention education is to encourage people to seek the help that can save their lives.”

Last year, more than 400 runners and walkers participated in race, including running and walking individually, as families or in teams. Children also took part in the 100-yard Kiddie Dash.

CIRC has served the community for more than 40 years in both in face-to-face settings and through the 24/7/365 crisis hotline. While the organization receives funding from the Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery, the United Way of Greater Stark County and private donors, the race is the first major fundraiser that CIRC has undertaken on its own behalf.

Runners may get more information and register for R4NT at and on the even’t website at

Individuals and organizations interested in sponsorship information should contact Sharon Saunier at 330-430-1212 or