GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A colorful race to support and raise funds for awareness of depression and suicide youth is coming to Goochland County next month.

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Flyer photo from Goochland County Parks and Recreation Department

The Goochland County Parks and Recreation Department partnered with the Matthew Smiles Foundation to create the 5k Color Run in the county.

According to the foundation, Matthew Cabral was “a young boy that was full of life and love.” The Cabral family lost Matthew to suicide in December 2020.

The Cabral family founded the Matthew “Smiles” Foundation to help raise awareness for a significant cause – to help those struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts.

The funds raised from the race will be donated to the foundation.

What you need to know about the race

  • DATE: October 15, 2022
  • LOCATION: Hidden Rock Park1920 Hidden Rock Lane, Maidens, Va. 23102
  • CHECK-IN TIME: 7 a.m. through 7:45 a.m.
  • RACE TIME: 8 a.m.
  • PRICE: $30.00

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, you are asked to email Angelia Miller at amiller@goochlandva.us.