Saturday 12th May 2018
Tri-County Plaza: 1500 Canton Road, Akron, United States
The first annual Run for Recovery is a 1 Mile Memorial Walk and 10k/5k Race 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.
For more information about Hope United and Restore Addiction Recovery visit:
3:00pm-6:00pm: Pre-Race Check In/Packet Pick- Up @ Ritchie's Sporting Goods
Ritchie's Address: 137 South Avenue Tallmadge, Ohio 44278
*Bring your confirmation e-mail and photo ID to check-in
1500 Canton Road, Akron, OH 44312
6:30am-8:00am: Race Day Check In/Packet Pick-Up @ Race Site
7:45am-8:15am: Opening Pep Rally
8:00am: 1 Mile Walk Start
8:30am: 10k/5k Start
10:00am: Awards Ceremony
You may use sections of the Tri-County Plaza parking lot that are not sectioned off for the race to park. Parking is also available across the street in the Springfield Assembly of God Church lot.
Please make your way to the starting line with your race bib pinned to the front of your shirt. Arrive at the starting line 30 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.
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
750 W Streetsboro, Hudson
Phone: 3306509533 x216