Las Positas College in Livermore is the premier venue for its 2.2 for 22 and 5K run on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 9 a.m., with the race starting outside of Building 1600. The number 22 is symbolic in that 2.2 for 22 represents the number of veterans who commit suicide daily.
The goal of 2.2 for 22 is to educate the community about veteran suicide; funds raised will be applied toward supportive mental health resources for student veterans. Partnering with the Sean Brock Foundation, funds raised in the 5k run will be applied toward scholarships for families of fallen veterans.
The event will begin with the singing of the national anthem and Grey Ghost Sea Cadets honor guard presenting colors.
2.2 for 22 will have a Challenge Stations throughout Las Positas College as well as a traditional 5K run in the perimeter of the campus. The 2.2K walk will have challenge stations across the course; the 5K will be a traditional 5K run. All finishers for the events will receive a medal and tee-shirt.
This year the festivities, emceed by the Honorable Catharine Baker, will include a hosted barbecue lunch, car show, concert performed by Thump Whistle, and various veteran-based community organizations.
The Sean Brock Foundation was created in 2012 to provide scholarships to injured veterans and their families to further their education. The Las Positas College Veterans First Program provides veterans with services and resources to help them achieve their educational goals. This past academic year, more than 600 veterans, active duty, reservists/guard, and dependents of veterans were enrolled at the college.