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presidio sportsWednesday, May 1, 2013 By Presidio Sports

mwc attracts 100sParticipants at Sunday’s Mental Wellness Walk/Run gather for a pre-event group photo at Manning Park.

The 2nd annual Mental Wellness Walk/Run brought together nearly 250 people in Montecito on Sunday in support of those living with mental illness.
mwx attracts 100s_2Runners take off in front of the walkers at Manning Park on Sunday morning.

With cuts in state funding, the event is needed to help keep the Fellowship Club at the Mental Wellness Center open. In its second year, participation increased from 175 participants to 250 participants and raised nearly $50,000.

Organizers hope to attract even more participants next year, and are planning to include official time keeping for runners on the 5k and 10k courses.

The running route starts and finishes in Lower Manning Park, making its way through Montecito neighborhoods down Santa Rosa Lane to San Leandro Lane and back to Manning Park.

Find more information about the Santa Barbara Mental Wellness Center HERE



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