Houston Run For Recovery 2012
September 23, 2012
Fish Plaza of the Wortham Theater Center
5K Run/ Walk and 1K Kid’s Run in celebration of National Recovery Month
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 8:00 AM
Fish Plaza at the Wortham Theater Center
500 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77204
The Houston Run for Recovery, in celebration of National Recovery Month, will be held on September 23, 2012. This event will once again show Texas and the country what having fun in recovery is all about.
The 5K run and walk is for everyone from runners and walkers who want to set a new official 5K time for themselves, to those who just want to run/walk this fun 5K course or to the recovering person who wants to support and celebrate Recovery! Cost is $25 until September 1, $30 after
Kids 1K Fun Run – Bring the kids out to run or walk this noncompetitive 1K fun run.. Every kid receives a finisher’s medal! Cost is $10 until September 1, $13 after
New this year is the 5K Team Challenge! Teams consist of 4 members and the times for all four runners will be totaled to determine finishing order. Awards will be presented to the top all MALE, all FEMALE, and COED (two men, two females). Cost is $80 per team.
The noncompetitive Kids 1K starts at 8:00 a.m., followed by the 5K Run/Wak and the Team Challenge at 8:30 a.m. Competitive events will be timed and results posted.
Houston’s Largest Event Celebrating National Recovery Month –
Run for Recovery & Citywide Sobriety Celebration
In 1989, SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, under the federal Department of Health and Human Services, first designated the month of September as “National Addiction and Drug Abuse Recovery Month”. Communities were encouraged to plan and host Recovery Month events and activities and to help educate those individuals who still need to find and successfully complete addiction treatment services and join the ranks of those in long-term recovery from alcohol and drug addiction.
Over the years, Houston agencies and treatment providers have held activities throughout the month of September with their clients and counselors, as well as come together on various levels to celebrate sobriety and recognize Recovery Month. This year will be no different, except that the Bayou City plans to lace up its sneakers again this year for the Third Annual “Run for Recovery and Citywide Sobriety Celebration.”
Founding sponsors Santa Maria Hostel, Extended Aftercare, Inc., and, The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston invite Houston and especially our amazing recovery family to come together on Sunday, September 23, 2012 in Downtown Houston at Fish Plaza at the Wortham Theatre Center. Beginning with a Kids 1K race/walk at 8:00am and followed by the adult 5K and Team race/walk at 8:30am. The certified course will wind down Memorial Drive, covering 5 kilometers or 3.1 miles.
“I have always supported National Recovery Month and decided that Houston’s recovery community should have the opportunity this year to be seen as an integral part of this community as a whole. I hope that this will be an event that the City looks forward to each year to voice the value of recovery to each of us,” notes Kay Austin, CEO of Santa Maria Hostel and Planning Committee Co-Chair.
Immediately following the race will be the After Race Citywide Sobriety Celebration, which will include refreshments from many of Houston’s leading food vendors, music, accolades from some of our city’s top elected officials and the presentation of awards.
“As the fourth largest city in the United States, and one known as having one of the strongest recovery networks in the nation, it is only befitting that Houston would boast an event of this magnitude to celebrate sobriety, all the while raising awareness of the disease of alcoholism and drug abuse,” states Keith Liles, Chief Clinical Officer and Managing Partner of Extended Aftercare, and event Co-Chair.
This year’s national theme is “It’s Worth It” and it focuses on the critical need for education on all levels about the disease of addiction, and specifically how high levels of stress may contribute or exacerbate alcohol and/or drug use.
With regard to the importance of Recovery Month, H. Wesley Clark, Director of SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment said, “your participation will help to remove the barriers and negative attitudes for those who still need treatment as well as still help demonstrate that there are millions of Americans who are living healthy, happy lives and giving back to their communities in long term recovery.
For general information about National Recovery Month, you can go to Facebook, Twitter or YouTube to find other events in your city or area, and for the latest exciting news about the Third Annual Houston’s Run for Recovery, check out www.HoustonRunForRecovery or check out our Facebook page.
Extended Aftercare Inc’s Run For Recovery Team
Keith Liles, BA, LCDC, ADC III-Diplomate, ICADC
EAI Managing Partner & Chief Clinical Officer & Compliance Officer
Run For Recovery Co-Founder & Planning Committee Co-Chairman
A 1980 graduate of Baylor University, with a degree in journalism and marketing, and a 1994 Honors Graduate in Addiction Studies of the University of Houston, Keith has 18 years of experience… Read More
EAI Licensed Counselor & STAR Drug Court Liaison
Run For Recovery Planning Committee Member
A 1989 graduate of Houston Baptist University, with a degree in Economics and Finance, and a 1997 graduate of the LCDC School in Houston, Terry has 14 years of experience in the field of substance abuse counseling… Read More
EAI Marketing and Public Relations
Run For Recovery Planning Committee Member
Anthony Kase Davis has been an integral member of the EAI team for the last two years as an Admissions and Marketing Representative and with his work with EAI’s Special Projects. Anthony was recognized for his performance in… Read More
EAAAI is a non-profit organization that is separate from, but works closely with, Extended Aftercare, Inc. This self-supporting group is responsible for fundraising and putting on sober events for clients of EAI… Read More
Why Sponsor Houston Run For Recovery?
The mission of Houston Run For Recovery is to promote the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders, celebrate people in recovery, laud the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promote the message that recovery in all its forms is possible.
All proceeds from the race are divided between Santa Maria Hostel, Extended Aftercare, Inc. and the Counsel on Alcohol and Drugs Houston to be used for treatment scholarships.
This highly publicized event provides a meaningful investment for sponsorship participants. Over 1,500 participants, from professional runners to recovering individuals and young children are expected for the third annual Houston Run For Recovery on Sunday, September 23, 2012.
We invite you to take advantage of this exceptional advertising and promotional opportunity as a sponsorship participant. Expose your business in print & digital media advertising, reaching over 20,000 recipients through direct mail, e-mail, social media, T-shirts, banners, vendor spaces and much more.