Start the Conversation 5K

March 15, 2022

Start the Conversation 5K

April 23, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lakeside Park, Fond du Lac
Start the Conversation 5K @ Lakeside Park, Fond du Lac

Drug Free Communities of Fond du Lac County, Fond du Lac Area YScreen, and the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling are partnering for the 5th Annual “Start the Conversation” 5K Run/Walk which will be held on April 23rd, 2022 at Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac or on April 16-22nd if you prefer participating virtually.

The primary goal for the 5th annual 5K Run/Walk is to continue the conversation about mental health, addiction and suicide prevention. This time of year was chosen because March is Problem Gambling Awareness month, April is Addiction Awareness month, and May is Mental Health Awareness month. We hope to have folks return from past years as well as encourage first-time participants to experience the accomplishment of completing the 5K. The opportunity to have our furry dog friends also participate only enhances the event.


Let’s start the conversation about addiction, mental health, and suicide! This is a fun event for the entire family. Bring your dog to join the fun!

When: Saturday April 23, 2022

Where: Lakeside Park, Fond du Lac

Registration: Via Eventbrite

Registration fee: Individual $25 – Family(2 Adults + 2Children) $50 – Youth (up to 18 years Old) $10

Pre-race registration packet pickup will be 4pm-6pm Friday, April 22nd in the parking lot at the Aquatic Center, 100 W Ninth Street, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 54935 . Race day registration and packet pickup will be in the Lakeside Park Pavilion.

The Virtual 5K Run/Walk will be held April 16-22, 2022.


9:00 AM  – Race Day Registration Opens

10:00 AM – 5K Run/Walk Start

11:00am-11:30am – Obstacle Course for children up to 10 years old

11:30 AM – Awards Ceremony


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