Paul Chelimo to attend 2nd Annual SHEA’S CHASE 5K RUN/WALK Benefiting the Mental Health Association in Greensboro


We are excited to announce that Paul Chelimo, Olympic Silver Medalist in the 5000m, will be attending the 2nd Annual Shea’s Chase 5K Run/Walk Sat, Nov. 12 in Downtown Greensboro. Chelimo will be present from 10-11 a.m. for pictures and autographs and then at 11 a.m. he will help us begin the run/walk! This run/walk is open to the entire community and all proceeds will support the Mental Health Association in Greensboro.  The race’s primary purpose is to bring together the Triad community to raise awareness and support for mental health in memory of our dear friend and Greensboro resident, Shea McKenna, who we lost far too early in June 2014. We hope to create a movement in our community where mental wellness is just as important as physical wellness.  In its first year, 2015, Shea’s Chase raised $46,442 for the Mental Health Association and had over 500 participants.

 Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Location: Railyard at SouthEnd in Downtown Greensboro

Cost: $30 regular, $15 for college students


Shea’s Chase

Shea’s Chase 5K Run/Walk started as a simple idea to do something to help memorialize our friend, Shea and to create a movement towards mental wellness for the Greensboro community. Shea’s Chase is dedicated to increasing awareness and decreasing the stigma.  Shea’s Chase will promote community resources that are available for those who experience mental health problems or know and love someone who does. .  We hope that this event will destigmatize these issues, offer support to those involved, and help further fund the Mental Health Association in Greensboro so that they may touch additional people in our community who need their help.  To learn more, please visit or  or call us at 336-373-1402.

Mental Health Association in Greensboro

All race proceeds will support the Mental Health Association in Greensboro (MHAG), a nonprofit United Way community partner. Their mission is to provide leadership in identifying and addressing mental health needs and serve as an advocate for those dealing with mental health challenges by promoting hope and recovery.  When mental illness affects you or someone you know or love, the Mental Health Association in Greensboro serves to provide the most up-to-date information, programs, and evidence based services that better inform and provide support for you and other members of our community.