HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Henrico firefighter Alex Hall plans to run one thousand miles for suicide prevention and mental health awareness.
Hall will start the run on Memorial Day. The run is called the SOS 1,000 Mile Run and will raise funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The SOS stands for See Our Symptoms.
Alex and his running partner, Thaddeus Meyer, will be running 1,000 miles together in 25 days, for an average of 40 miles per day. Alex and Thaddeus will run the entire Bruce Trail in Ontario, Canada from north to south, then continue on to run the Erie Canalway Trail in upstate New York from Buffalo to Albany.
The run has special meaning as Meyer lost his own mother to suicide. To learn more and donate to the cause, click here.