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 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.” To date, Moving for Mental health has raised over $60,000! These funds go to support work opportunities for over 250 individuals each year.

Chrysalis 9th Annual Moving for Mental Health

5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Walk

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2020

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

Location: Tenney Park Pavilion – Park Map & Directions


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

Food Donations: Batch Bakehouse, Madame Chu, Moka, Willy St. Co-Op, Capitol Centre Market, Potter’s Crackers, Chrysalis Pops

Sponsors: RIK Productions, Associated Bank, Oak Bank

Can’t make it? We’d love to have you with us, but if you can’t make it, consider making a donation instead. All donations go to supporting mental health recovery in our community.

Sponsorship & Volunteer Opportunities

Show your support for work, physical health, and mental wellness by becoming a sponsor or volunteer! Moving for Mental Health will be advertised throughout the Madison community. Click the button below to review our volunteer opportunities as well as our sponsorship levels and their benefits. Thank you for your consideration!