Houston Run for Recovery is back for its 9th year on December 2, 2018!
Join us and celebrate recovery!
The Houston Run for Recovery, now entering its ninth year with its annual race and community celebration scheduled for December 2, 2018, is showing its staying power in a community known as one of the strongest in the nation’s burgeoning recovery movement. “The Houston Run for Recovery highlights the fact that recovery from alcohol and drug addiction is achievable and celebrates the joy of living a full and healthy life free from substance use.”states Nadine Scamp, co-chair of the Houston Run for Recovery and CEO of Santa Maria Hostel. “Our goal is to reach out to the community and say that everyone knows someone who has been impacted by addiction. We want to change the place of darkness and shame that those impacted by substance use disorder so often experience to one of hope and healing in recovery. Recovery is a life-long process, and by running and walking together we show our support for all of our neighbors and loved ones who are making that daily effort to maintain long term recovery.”
Participants are not necessarily individuals who have experienced recovery personally. However, anyone who has seen the benefits of recovery in someone they know and love can understand and share the joy of celebrating it.
While the race celebrates recovery, its goal is to also embrace the entire running community.
“As more serious runners become involved, we continue to build our numbers and also help others see the promise of a holistic approach to health in all areas of our lives,”adds Kay Austin, Run for Recovery Committee member and Board Chair of the Houston Recovery Center.
The event will begin with a non-competitive 1K Kids Fun Run at 8:00am followed by a competitive and non-competitive 5K Run/Walk at 8:30am at Cleveland Park (200 Jackson Hill, Houston, 77007) in front of the The Council on Recovery. Post race festivities and activities for the children will be held at Cleveland Park, Downtown Houston.
Registration is available online or on-site at 7:00am on the day of the event.
Proceeds will go to recovery-based scholarships benefiting program participants at Santa Maria Hostel, STAR Drug Court and The Council on Recovery.
To register for the race or for more information visit: http://houstonrunforrecovery.com