Join us on Sunday, May 1st for our 11th Annual Moving for Mental Health 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk + WERQ Group Dance Class. We’ll be offering in-person and virtual opportunities to participate. 

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 $100,000! These funds go to support work opportunities for over 275 individuals each year.

Chrysalis 11th Annual Moving for Mental Health

Date: Sunday, May 1, 2022

Participate In-Person

9:30am: Race Material Pick-Up
10:00am: Race Start (5K or 1 Mile Run/Walk)
12:00pm – 1:00pm: WERQ Cardio Dance Class (beginners welcome!)

Location: Tenney Park Pavilion and Virtually, 402 N Thornton Ave, Madison, WI 53703

Participate Virtually

We’ll be live streaming content all day, promoting movement and wellness. We invite you to join wherever you are and move in whatever way feels good to you.


Join now and participate in the Chrysalis (We’re Still) Moving for Mental Health Facebook Group

  • Virtual Workouts
  • Mutual Support
  • Chrysalis Motivational Stories 
  • Healthy Meal Ideas 
  • And More!  

Starting April 13th you can order apparel:

We’re teaming with with the apparel platform Bonfire for a 21-day fundraising campaign. Part of the proceeds from each item purchased goes directly to Chrysalis. Order yours April 13th through May 3rd and it will be delivered to you about 2 weeks after our event.

COVID-19 Safety Measures
Here’s what we are doing to keep our community safe & well.

  • Asking all participants to practice social distancing and mask wearing (we’ll have masks and hand sanitizer available).
  • Offering touch less race day materials pick-up.
  • We’ll have great ventilation as we will be 100% outdoors.

We are really looking forward to building community both in-person and virtually to promote wellness and reduce stigma! 


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.


Thank you to our 2022 M4MH Sponsors!

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!