Join us for the 5th Annual Run for Recovery – a fun, family-friendly 5K and 10K course for both beginners and advanced runners alike! This year’s run is located at Riverfront Park in Salem on Saturday, September 22nd. Run for Recovery is officially timed, with age category and overall winners, plus prizes and food! If you want to be involved but don’t want to walk or run, you can also sponsor a runner this year!
Why do we run? When someone breaks their arm, they go to the doctor. When someone needs a tooth pulled, they go to the dentist. This is considered normal, and no one blames them for needing help. Why isn’t this the case for depression? Chemical dependency? Problem gambling? So often, people don’t seek help for these problems because they are afraid of the social repercussions that usually follow: stigma, shame, and blame.
By holding the Run for Recovery, we hope to destigmatize getting help for these problems by connecting those in recovery with others, bringing awareness to recovery, and showing that it is possible. We see it every day.
Register to participate, sponsor a runner, or volunteer here: www.bridgewayrecoverywalkrun.org/. You can also find us on Facebook! See you on the course!
Community Relations Specialist
Bridgeway Recovery Services