The Mental Wellness Center of Santa Barbara opened registration for its first annual Walk for Mental Wellness this week, trekking toward its $100,000 fundraising goal for the Recovery Learning Center.

The five kilometer walk/run is scheduled Sunday, May 6 at 8 a.m. in Lower Manning Park and will include a continental breakfast for participants. The $35 registration fee will help finance the rehabilitation and social services resource Recovery Learning Center, integrated within the Santa Barbara MWC.

Race winners can receive a variety of prizes from local businesses, ranging from gift certificates to free rounds of golf. According to MWC Director of Operations Patricia Collins, the sponsors are covering the event’s initial costs to allow the RLC to keep the registration fees.

Collins said there are various opportunities available for individuals to participate or volunteer.

Call 805-884-8440 or visit for registration and volunteer information.