SAVE is thrilled to partner with Dick Beardsley for the 45th Anniversary of Grandma's Marathon. Dick Beardsley is an American long-distance runner best known for tying for first place with Inge Simonsen in the inaugural 1981 London Marathon and his close finish with Alberto Salazar in the 1982 Boston Marathon.
Team SAVE (home office located right here in Minnesota) is welcoming runners for the 2021 Grandma's Marathon and Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon! Be part of our team dedicated to Suicide Awareness and Mental Health Education!
What sets SAVE apart from other organizations?
SAVE is the only organization to have developed an evidenced-based program for suicide prevention. SAVE is the only national organization to have an Executive Director that is internationally recognized. SAVE is the only suicide prevention organization that provides a full continuum of services from prevention to intervention to postvention. SAVE is the only organization that holds an interactive memorial program for those lost to suicide with over 800 funds currently opened. SAVE is the only suicide prevention organization in the country to be approved by the BBB.
As a SAVE runner you will be showing others that it's ok to talk about mental health at the same time remembering those we have lost, and taking time to think about our own struggles. You will also have the opportunity to talk with Dick Beardsley regarding training (through zoom), nutrition and Dick's own struggles with mental health. Through your fundraising efforts you will help in SAVE'ing Lives!
• Custom race jersey with your choice of images and text on the back.
• Benefits On-line fundraising page with credit card support (checks also accepted).
• Dick Beardsley's personal training packet, 2 zoom calls (TB Scheduled) with Dick and the Team SAVE runners along with a private meet & greet with a personalized signed book at the event.
Fundraising minimum $500 for both races. Runners will also get a ticket to the All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner.
Raise $1,000 and receive - One nights stay at Lake Bemidji Bed and Breakfast plus a Fishing Guided Trip with Dick Beardsley for 2.
@dickbeardsleyfishing @LakeBemidjiBnB on Instagram
Your registration link for the race will be provided when you meet the fundraising minimum. The SAVE link will expire on May 7th! Please contact Linda Mars 952-946-7998 if you are close to your fundraising goal by May 5th.
If you are unable to attend but would like to support this event and SAVE with a contribution, click on the Donate to This Event button.