REGISTER AT THE RACE LOCATION TO PARTICIPATE
The first annual Run for Recovery is a 5k, 10k, and 1 Mile Memorial Walk to benefit Restore Addiction Recovery and Hope United. With the support of Summit County, Restore Addiction Recovery and Hope United promote holistic addiction recovery encompassing the body, mind, and soul with the goal of restoring people back into a hopeful community. The goal of this holistic recovery project is to construct recovery and relapse prevention wellness centers on Sanitarium Road.
The day will begin with a 1 Mile Memorial Walk to honor loved ones whose lives have been lost to opiate addictions. The morning will follow with a 10k/5k race that begins in Lakemore’s Tri-County Plaza and passes the future sites of Restore Addiction Recovery and Hope United. The final mile loops past Springfield Lake where family and friends can cheer the runners on toward the finish line. After the race, Jimmy’s Backyard BBQ and Chick-fil-A will provide free breakfast for the participants. An award ceremony will follow to celebrate the top three runners in each age category.
Different colored t-shirts distinguish the participants. The 1 Mile Memorial Walkers wear a black t-shirt to remember loved ones lost to addiction. The 10k/5k runners have a choice among a black, white, or light blue shirt. The black shirt is in memoriam of lost loved ones, the white shirt recognizes those who are currently in recovery, and the light blue shirt is the addiction awareness color that general participants wear. If you are participating in the 10k/5k, please choose only one option upon registration. Runners who register after May 1st are NOT guaranteed a t-shirt.
For more information about Hope United and Restore Addiction Recovery visit:
Event details and schedule
1500 Canton Road, Akron, OH 44312
7:00am-8:00am: Race Day Check In/Packet Pick-Up @ Race Site
8:00am: 1 Mile Walk Start *Free for children under age 5 - walk is NOT stroller friendly!
8:30am: 10k/5k Start *This course adventures off paved road and may have a hill or two :)
10:00am: Awards Ceremony
Parking is available in the Springfield High School parking lot. A shuttle will run from the high school to the Tri-County Plaza beginning at 7:00am.
Please make your way to the starting line with your race bib pinned to the front of your shirt. Arrive at the starting line 25 minutes before the start of your race. If you were unable to check-in on Friday, May 11, you may pick up your t-shirt and race bib at the check-in location.
A map of the course is in the photo gallery below.
If you would like to cheer on runners during the 10k/5k, you may park in the Lakemore Recreation Park parking lot. We would like for everyone to stay for the closing ceremonies. If you would like to sit down, please bring your own lawn chairs.
Restore Addiction Recovery