Chrysalis created the Moving for Mental Health Run/Walk to increase awareness of the benefits of physical health on mental wellness. According to research by the National Center for Health Statistics, “Physical activity enhances mental health in certain respects.” In their study, the level of physical activity was shown to be positively associated with general well-being, lower levels of anxiety and depression, and positive mood.

Dani Rischall, Chrysalis Inc.’s Executive Director states that, “Addressing physical health in conjunction with mental health reduces the stigma that surrounds mental illness. We believe that everyone deserves the right to feel like an active member of their community.”

Chrysalis 6th Annual Moving for Mental Health
5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Walk

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017

Time: 10:30 a.m. Registration, 11:00 a.m. Race Start

Location: Tenney Park Pavilion


  • A beautiful route, taking you along the Yahara River Bike trail and through Tenney Park
  • Free Parking On-site
  • Celebratory Snacks
  • Moving for Mental Health T-Shirts

Food Donations: The Roman Candle, Batch Bakehouse, Willy St. Co-Op, Captiol Cente Market, Yumbutter and MOKA

Event Sponsors: RIK Productions, DeWitt Ross & Stevens, Oak Bank and Wegner CPAs

Past Events

To date, Moving for Mental health has raised over $20,000! These funds go to support work opportunities for over 100 individuals each year.

Thank you so much to everyone who came out!

M4MH1 M4MH2014 Ueda Photography 021 Ueda Photography 035 Ueda Photography 053 Ueda Photography 056 Ueda Photography 070 Ueda Photography 074 Ueda Photography 077 Ueda Photography 087 webstaff