Recovery Resources is a trusted partner of the Northeastern Ohio community, providing outpatient programs and services to help adolescents and adults overcome mental illness, alcoholism, drug and other addictions. Each year, the Cleveland non-profit strives to advance the cause of National Recovery Month. In 2013, they generated community support and awareness by hosting their first annual Run for Recovery. Since then, the Run for Recovery has grown each year, turning into one of the best ways to celebrate recovery.
With that said, I invite you to join them on Saturday, August 19th at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for another fun event in support of one of the most important causes in Greater Cleveland today.
According to the Cuyahoga County Coroner’s office, the number of confirmed overdoses last year (2016) was 666. To represent, remember and honor those whose lives were lost, Recovery Resources is launching the 666: Stories of Loss, Hope & Recovery Initiative to highlight toll of addiction on local communities. Starting this week, 666 definitions and statistics will be posted on Recovery Resources’ Twitter and Facebook pages. This online resource will help the community discern fact from fiction about drug addiction, including the use of opiates. Pam Gill, President and Chief Executive Officer of Recovery Resources says, “The goal of 666 in CLE is to help the public make sense of the often-confusing time surrounding drug addiction. This campaign is our part of our commitment to being part of our community’s solution to this crisis.”
This summer, Recovery Resources hopes to include over 600 participants at the 5th Annual Run for Recovery on August 19th. They will recognize the 666 lives lost with a special ceremony before the run. Join them that day — here’s the race day info you need to know…
The schedule for race morning:
- 7:00 AM Registration & Packet pickup
- 8:25 AM Kids’ Fun Run
- 8:30 AM 5k (registration is $30)
- 9:00 AM 1.5 Mile Walk (registration is $15)
- After the run/walk: Kid activities that will include face painting, dancing, and a live animal demonstration
What do you get with your registration fee?
- A free pass to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
- Bib number
- Run for Recovery t-shirt
- Food and drink
- Activities for the whole family
Register at the Recovery Resources website
…OR enter to win a race entry for the August 19th Run for Recovery here on the blog this week! Enter via the Rafflecopter…
You have until THIS THURSDAY, July 27th at 11:59PM to enter. A winner will be announced the next morning on the blog’s Facebook page. As this is a local event taking place in Cleveland, I highly encourage entries by those that can attend the 5K on Saturday, August 19th.
Learn more about the Run for Recovery: Visit their website, give the non-profit a like on Facebook and a follow on Twitter. Spread the news about their good work by inviting friends via the Facebook event page. And keep eye out out for the #RunFor666 hashtag between now and race day.
Disclosure: Logo ℅ Recovery Resources. I was invited to share information about this August 19th 5K via a race entry giveaway for one lucky reader. I will receive a complimentary race entry for this event. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.