CHECK IN: 7:00AM-8:00AM | RACE START: 8:00AM | AWARDS: 9:00AM
WEAR SOMETHING PURPLE TO THE RACE TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!
BRING PHOTOS OF THOSE LOST TO OVERDOSE FOR OUR MEMORY BOARD.
The Race 4 Recovery 5K is an annual run/walk event that is based on providing immediate action to those threatened from addiction and overdose. This run/walk is to promote awareness, break down stigmas associated with addition, honor those that have been lost, and support those who currently are in the fight. The event will be held on September 16, 2018 at the RIO Washingtonian around the lake.
Why your involvement helps…
BREAK DOWN STIGMAS
25 million Americans battle with addiction. While only 2.5 million seek treatment.
64,000 people die each year to overdose. That’s 175 people per day. 1 in 10 people battle with addiction. 1 in 3 people are affected in some way. Overdose is now the 7th leading cause of death.
IMMEDIATE ACTION TO STOP OVERDOSE
We have treatments, we have helpful medication. We need to work together, we need to work hard, we need to start yesterday. We provide medication that immediately reverses the efforts of an overdose and work with doctors to provide medication that helps people through recovery.
SUPPORT & RECOVERY PROGRAMS
Our support and recovery programs engage the community, schools, businesses and churches. We have new programs like Recovering the Artist which helps our substance abuse community through productive programs that promote accomplishment and self expression.
PROMOTE A POSITIVE AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Promote a positive and healthy lifestyle. Making decisions based on feeling healthy, productive, and fulfilled. Our approach is based on balance through body, mind, and soul. We want to engage each person in recovery to grow their talents, interests and their involvement in the community.
PREVENTION THROUGH EDUCATION WORKING WITH OUR KIDS
Ensuring our kids are well-informed about the devastating affects of addition. Educated above and beyond what is offered at school, from friends, and at home. Focusing on how to avoid addiction and helping friends avoid drugs. Staying involved in the community, schools, and churches.