Katie Couric Joins 5K Race of Hope for Depression Research

Arthur Dunnam, Katie Couric and a fellow runner at Hope For Depression Research Foundation's Race of Hope
Arthur Dunnam, Katie Couric and a fellow runner at Hope For Depression Research Foundation's Race of Hope
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East Hampton’s Katie Couric told a crowd of runners at Audrey Gruss‘s Hope for Depression Research Foundation’s 5K Race of Hope in the village of Southampton on Sunday, August 8, “I stink at running, so I’m going to walk at the back of the race.”

The TV legend who will launch her autobiography Going There this fall with an 11-city tour, including a book signing in the Hamptons, was decked out in a bright yellow and black outfit, on theme with the org’s colors, of which she quipped, “My husband said I looked like a bumblebee as I left the house this morning at 7 a.m.”

The perky star was serving as the Grand Marshall of the annual race, which raised $325,000. Couric admitted, “Luckily, I’ve never been depressed during my career.”

Though she finished at the back of the pack, Couric got a huge, Olympics-style gold medal when she crossed the finish line, as did all the other participants.

Last year’s Race of Hope was a virtual event, but it kept the annual event going, which celebrated its sixth summer in the Hamptons this year in both live and virtual formats.

Learn more about the Hope for Depression Research Foundation at hopefordepression.org.

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