Why? Recovery Resources Run for Recovery!

You’ve got to love when the chance to do a fun activity in a great location for a good cause all come together. That’s why I’m excited to again partner with Recovery Resources for the Run for Recovery.

Held on Saturday, August 19 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Run for Recovery offers a 5K run, 1.5 mile walk, and kids’ fun run. There will also be family-friendly activities and free admission to the Zoo for the entire day following the Run.


Run for Recovery proceeds benefit Recovery Resources, which has been providing education and prevention, outpatient treatment, and supportive services to those dealing with mental illness and drug, alcohol, and other addictions in Northeast Ohio for 61 years.

According to the Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office, the number of confirmed overdoses in 2016 has increased from 517 to at least 666 as of today. To represent, remember, and honor those whose lives were lost, Recovery Resources is launching Stories of Loss, Hope & Recovery.

To mark this tragically high number, Recovery Resources hopes to include over 600 participants at the 5th Annual Run for Recovery. The lives lost will be remembered with a special ceremony before the run.

You can register for Run for Recovery as an individual or a fundraising team. Registration prices are as follows:

  • $30 for 5K Run
  • $15 for the 1.5 mile Walk
  • $15 for the Kids’ Fun Run (up to age 10)

You can also purchase additional Zoo passes at a discount for family and friends to join you after the Run for Recovery at $6 for those 12 and up and $4 for those ages 2 to 11. You can register for the Run for Recovery online.

Or you can enter to win a single registration for the Run for Recovery event of your choice right here! Here’s how to enter (you can do one, two, three, or all four entries, just leave a separate comment here for each):

1.Leave a comment here telling me why you want to participate in the Run for Recovery.

2. Visit Recovery Resources and Why CLE? on Facebook and leave a comment here telling me you visited both pages.

3. Follow @recrescleveland and @WhyCLE on Twitter and leave a comment here telling me you’re following both.

4. Tweet the following phrase and leave a comment here letting me know you tweeted:

I want to #RunforRecovery with @recrescleveland and @WhyCLE: http://whycle.com/2017/06/02/why-recovery-resources-run-for-recovery-2 #giveaway

You can tweet once per day for additional entries, just leave a separate comment here each time you tweet.

The giveaway will close on Wednesday, June 14 at 11:59pm and the winner will be notified the following day. Good luck!

***Disclosure: I was asked to help promote the Run for Recovery. In exchange, I will receive 1 complimentary race registration for myself and 1 race registration to give away. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***


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