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Recovery Resources Inaugural 5k Run and 1-Mile Fun Walk Was a Success
October 3rd, 2013 (Cleveland, Ohio) – Recovery Resources held its first 5k run and 1-mile fun walk at Progressive Field on Saturday, September 28. The event celebrated Recovery Month with a theme of “Together on a Pathway to Wellness.”
The Cleveland Indians’ mascot hot dogs, Ketchup, Mustard and Onion, joined hundreds of runners and walkers as they took the starting line. Runners and walkers of all ages started their journey through Progressive Field with one goal - to celebrate recovery. As the first race of its kind at Progressive Field, the community helped generate over $11,000, which will support the mission of Recovery Resources – helping people triumph over mental illness, alcoholism, drug and other addictions.
“We are thrilled that our Run for Recovery was such a success,” said Recovery Resources’ President & CEO Debora Rodriguez. “The weather was perfect, the energy in Progressive Field was palpable, and the event helped put a different kind of name and face to the issue of addiction. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces, and equally exciting to see so many new ones. Many asked how they could remain involved throughout the year, and even more wanted to make sure we would have the race again next year. That is the plan!”
Special guest announcer, Nicole Marcellino of WTAM 1100, was joined by the legendary Cleveland Indians drummer of over 40 years, John Adams, whose beat of the drum awakened the mind, body and spirit of attendees. The race started on the main concourse level and worked its way up, down, and outside the entire stadium. The runners and walkers ended the course by taking a victory lap around the warning track.
“I was truly honored to be involved in the inaugural Run for Recovery,” said WTAM 1100’s Nicole Marcellino. “It was quite evident just how much time was spent getting ready for this event and I’m proud to say it was a huge success! Next year is sure to be even bigger and better!”
The fastest male runner was Scott Sabol with a time of 18:09. The fastest female runner was Laura Crabb with a time of 18:27. Both were awarded with a first place medal and gift certificate from Second Sole Lyndhurst, as were the top three runners in each of the following age groups: 1-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.
Recovery month is dedicated to spreading a positive message that a person’s behavioral health is critical to his/her overall well-being, underscoring the realities that prevention makes a difference, treatment is effective, and, most importantly, people can and do recover.
Sponsors for the event included The Cleveland Indians, ExactCare Pharmacy, Lazorpoint, Stellar Benefits Group, Medical Mutual, Copy King, WKYC, and WTAM 1100 Cleveland.
For more information regarding Recovery Resources or the Run for Recovery please call Jamie Jones at 216-431-4131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Debora A. Rodriguez, Recovery Resources’ President and CEO with Cleveland Indians’ Hot Dog Mustard
Founded in 1956, Recovery Resources delivers outpatient mental health and addiction treatment, education, prevention and recovery support services to residents of Northeast Ohio with a mission of helping people triumph over mental illness, alcoholism, drug and other addictions. Recovery Resources is accredited by CARF, The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and is a contract agency of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County.