2-4-1 Asics Blue Jean Mile

About 2-4-1 Asics Blue Jean Mile

Hall High School - May 11 at 6:00 p.m.

Get ready to put on your favorite blue jeans and lace up your sneakers! 2-4-1 is thrilled to announce the return of the Asics Blue Jean Mile in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. The race will be held on May 11 at Hall High School at 6:00 p.m.

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This heartwarming event is more than just a race; it’s a tribute to Jason Hannigan and a commitment to mental health awareness. Join us as we celebrate Jason’s legacy and raise critical funds to support 2-4-1 Hartford’s youth sports programs, fostering social and emotional learning in our community’s youth.

Last year, we witnessed over 250 participants running or walking the mile, with one fun standout achievement believed to be a world record for running a mile in blue jeans while juggling the entire time!  We raised over $10,000 and used those funds to start a 2-4-1 TOP Self Program at West Middle School in the Asylum Hill neighborhood of Hartford!

We are extremely grateful to local sponsors and supporters: Fleet Feet of West Hartford, Big Sky, NAMI Farmington Valley, The Bridge Family Center to name just a few.
Participant juggles while mid-stride running at the Jean Mile for Jason Hannigan.

The Blue Jean Mile tradition traces back to 2020 when ASICS athlete Johnny Gregorek set a world record for running in blue jeans with a time of 4:06.25, aiming to spotlight mental health and support the National Alliance on Mental Illness of NYC (NAMI-NYC). ASICS continues to build on Gregorek’s groundbreaking work by promoting mental health awareness and the search for balance. Join us in this meaningful pursuit by participating in the Blue Jean Mile, where every step taken is a stride towards mental health awareness and nurturing the potential of our kids through sports and education.

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Read more about last year’s first annual event in the story linked HERE!

 

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The Details

WHAT: Blue Jean Mile Walk or Run in Memory of beloved resident and friend Jason Hannigan raises awareness about local resources that focus on movement and mental health. Proceeds from the event will fund free 2-4-1 programs for kids in the Hartford area that focus on skill-based social emotional learning through sports.

WHO: Anyone who wants to support Mental Health Awareness or run/walk in memory of a loved one who struggles with or who has died from issues with Mental Health.

Don’t want to run or walk – no worries! Just come and cheer on the others and visit vendors who will be available to discuss their work around positve mental health!

WHEN: Saturday, May 11, from 6:00-7:30PM

WHERE: Hall High School’s track, West Hartford, Connecticut

Support:  Suggested minimum donation  $20.00 per participant, and this year you can also purchase a 2-4-1 Blue Jean mile T-shirt for $18.00. Interested in becoming a sponsor, please reach out to Mary@241play.org for more details.

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Sponsors and Community Partners

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