University of St. Thomas students have organized an “Outrun Anxiety” 5K walk and run that will be held Sunday morning, July 17, at Purgatory Creek Park in Eden Prairie.

The event benefits Anxiety in Teens, a nonprofit organization that provides resources for youth and families with mental-health disorders. The walk and run has been organized by St. Thomas Business 200 students who are interns at the organization’s Minneapolis office. Business 200 is the Opus College of Business’ service-learning course.

Information about Anxiety in Teens and how to register for the event can be found here.

Anxiety In Teens was founded in 2006 by Solome Tibebu, now a junior entrepreneurship major at St. Thomas.

“When I was suffering from my own severe anxiety disorder as a teen, I was surprised to find there were no immediate-relief resources online … something that could really help me through a panic attack or obsessive thoughts … right when I needed it, where I needed it,” Tibebu said. “That is why I started Anxiety In Teens. We hope this event brings about a ton more awareness to youth mental health, and raises additional funds to help bring these resources to more young people.”

St. Thomas students, faculty and staff can receive a 20 percent registration discount.  When registering, use this  special promo code: “USTSupporter.”