because you matter walk/run/hike/bike

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The Because You Matter Run/Walk/Hike/Bike is an opportunity to move and fundraise for something that matters—your mental & physical health and at the same time, a memory of someone you love. You choose whether you want to run, walk, bike, hike a specific amount of miles in honor of a specific person in your life. We will all join together on June 26th across the state and nation wearing our shirts and moving to promote mental health.

june 26, 2021


wendy's story:

My son Kyle died by suicide on February 16, 2020.  He was a light to those that knew him, and he had the most joyful laugh.  I wanted to do something in memory of him as well as draw awareness to depression.  I set the goal to run 21 miles for each year we were blessed to have him in our lives.  Kyle felt best when he was outdoors being physically active.  I envisioned family and friends joining in but as the depression and suicide rates increased, I felt compelled to encourage more people to join in.  Physically activity plays an important role in combatting depression.   I was introduced to Only7Seconds shortly after Kyle’s passing.  I absolutely love the message of spreading hope. As I become more involved in the Only7Seconds movement I have felt a sense of purpose.  Collectively, we can make a difference in our community as we spur each other on to keep moving forward.

— wendy bowman

our goal is to raise $10,000 in order to support the ongoing messaging of Only7Seconds.

here's the details:

To officially register: purchase our limited edition Because You Matter t-shirt or donate to the cause.

The Because You Matter walk/run/bike/hike is a virtual event, which means it can happen wherever you want to join in!

We want to hear your story! Who are you moving for? Why is the number you chose significant? Share it with us and tag @only7seconds on social media!

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ready to join us on june 26th?

to register: purchase one of our limited edition t-shirts or make a donation to the cause

LIMITED EDITION: Because You Matter | $20

Because Kyle loved the mountains and those who remember Kyle say he was a "shining light", we designed this t-shirt in honor of his life. Available to purchase only until June 26th, you won't want to miss out on this limited edition t-shirt.

By participating in this event planned by Only7Seconds, you agree to the following: 

The “Because You Matter Walk/Run/Bike/Hike” is a virtual event. Only7Seconds assumes no liability for any loss, theft, damage, or injury to property or persons, including death, whether arising in contract, negligence, equity, or otherwise. You assume all risks when participating in the “Because You Matter Walk/Run/Bike/Hike” hosted by Only7Seconds. By participating, you waive any all rights and claims for damages that may occur against the race, and sponsors and their representatives, for any and all injuries suffered by me in said event. All t-shirt sales are final.




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