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Telling It

TELLING IT has been selected as one of the 2019 Big House 5K beneficiaries!

The Big House 5K: Trail to the Victors is an exciting run/walk that courses through the University of Michigan campus before participants finish the race on the 50-yard line of Michigan Stadium. We proudly host this event to raise awareness for six local, non-profit organizations. All race proceeds are split among the six beneficiaries. We partner with colleagues on campus and look to our Athletic Department service pillars to select beneficiaries whose work addresses immediate needs in our community.

The 2019 Big House 5K will be on Sunday, April 7th, with an 8am start time. Registration opens at midnight on Saturday, December 15th and remain open until 11:59pm on Thursday, April 4th OR until we reach the 7500 participant capacity.

  1. Providing a minimum $12 donation to six local, non-profit beneficiaries
  2. Race T-shirt
  3. Race finisher medal
  4. Opportunity to win awards (overall, age group and fundraising)
  5. Finish the race on the field of Michigan Stadium
  6. Post-race Finish Festival on North Concourse of Michigan Stadium

The 2019 Big House 5K race date will be on Sunday, April 7, beginning at 8 a.m.

TELLING IT is a trauma informed, resiliency-building program that supports the healing and learning needs of school-age youth. This free after-school program is based on best practices from social work and education that are filtered through the expressive arts. TELLING IT is able to achieve its mission by employing a trained team that includes facilitators, social workers, U-M interns, volunteers and artists that work with youth on a weekly basis.

Celebrating its 16th year in Washtenaw Co. TELLING IT serves on average 60-80 youth each year. These are youngsters who are coping with various degrees of trauma - home and food insecurity, bullying, a high level of violence or living in poverty. Evaluation results demonstrate that youth feel valued and respected in the weekly program sessions. They report that TELLING IT provides a safe space where they share their life experiences and their hurts. TELLING ITsupports youth on their path to becoming healthy and empowered young adults.

Be A Victor

We strive to support our students and faculty on the frontlines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, Telling It needs you—because the world needs Victors.