Our 9th Annual 5 k Run For Recovery was a great success!
Our sincere appreciation to all of our sponsors, volunteers, community members, staff and race participants for making the 9thannual Houston Run for Recovery a success. The event began 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). After the run, post race festivities and activities for the run participants, volunteers and children were held at Cleveland Park, in Downtown Houston.
“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.