Cary, NC — In honor of National Children’s Mental Health Month, the Lucy Daniels Center announced the inaugural Inside Out 5k Run/Walk race which will be held May 10 beginning at 7:15 a.m.  The course is certified and registration includes a chip and a bib number.

The race will begin at the Lucy Daniels Center at 9003 Weston Parkway in Cary and the course is certified by USATF. Early registration prices are $25 for walkers and $30 for runners.  Day-of registration is $35 for runners. All registered runners, joggers and walkers who make a minimum donation of $25 will receive an official 5K t-shirt.

Mental illness impacts everyone. Every year, regardless of race, age, religion or economic status, mental illness affects the lives of at least one in five children across the United States—or nearly 20 million children. The Lucy Daniels Center is proud to be the largest and most comprehensive nonprofit children’s mental health agency in the Triangle. “We’re working daily at the Lucy Daniels Center to help children grow emotionally from the inside out while advancing the fields of children’s mental health and education,” said Donald Rosenblitt, M.D., clinical and executive director of the Lucy Daniels Center. “We’re proud to partner with the community for our Inside Out 5K to raise funds that ultimately benefit the families who turn to us for care.” 

This will be an event for the whole family with live music provided by the Heartfelt Chickens, who are quite possibly one of the most popular bands on earth. Corn hole, face painting, and more will be provided on-site to ensure that a good time is had by all. Prizes will be given to the top runners in each age bracket and there will be drawings for door prizes from event sponsors.

Early packet pick-up for the race will be on Friday, May 9,  from 4 to 7 p.m at Omega Sports located at 3025 Market Center Drive in Morrisville.  

Limited sponsorships are now available by contacting Clarenda Stanley-Anderson at 919.677.1400 ext. 120 or

Information about the race can be found at


Now in its third decade of service to children and families, the Lucy Daniels Center is a nationally recognized model for childhood mental health education and services. The Center is the Triangle’s largest and most comprehensive non-profit focused on providing mental health services to young children and their families in the Triangle and is conveniently located at 9003 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513. For more information, visit