Sep
22

Sep 22 - 7am - 3pm

Located on Riverfront City Park, Water Street Northeast, Salem, OR, USA

Riverfront Park
Riverfront City Park
Water Street Northeast, Salem  OR
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Event Details

Join us for the 5th annual Run for Recovery – a fun, family friendly 5k and 10K course for both beginners and advanced runner alike, located at Riverfront Park in Salem. R4R is officially timed, with age category and overall winners, plus prizes and food! A great day for supporting recovery and showing that it is possible!

Why We Run

When someone breaks their arm, they go to the doctor. When someone needs their wisdom teeth 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, bring awareness to recovery, and show that it is possible. We see it every day.