The first year relapse rate after treatment is 40-60%.

Overdoses kill over 70,000 Americans annually.

We can help.

Healing and relapse prevention through a walking/running based curriculum.
Because training for a challenging endurance event with the support of a community is a metaphor for recovery and for life.
 

Training Uniquely Tailored

to the Recovery Community

At Strides in Recovery, we believe that training is a metaphor for recovery and a metaphor for life.  And that's why every aspect of our program embraces this philosophy. 

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Like many training programs, we create training plans and provide education about the fundamentals of running: body mechanics, stretching and strengthening, pacing, footwear, and more.  And then we go the extra mile.  

 

Our messaging stresses the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional aspects of group training, reinforcing the principles associated with a lasting and successful recovery. 

Why would your community benefit from a Strides in Recovery program?

Because exercise in recovery is good.

Training with a supportive community is better.

And, achieving a challenging endurance goal as part of a team can be life-changingl!  

 

Enjoying the camaraderie of training together.

The joy of race day.

Our Program

 
How it Works

Together, we will create an experience that supports your mission and values, and supports your clients/members on their journey to long-term sobriety.

Every program is customized to align with the values, needs, and resource availability of your organization.

 

You select the goal: a local 5K, 10K or half marathon.​

You pick the day(s) of the week that are best for group runs.

​​You decide who will be included, e.g., current clients/members only; clients/members, alumni, family members, community supporters; or some other variation.

You determine whether you'd like to incorporate fundraising. 

Strides in Recovery will make it happen.​

Christopher's Experience

 

"At first I ran to improve my health. Then, after training for several weeks, I began to look at training as a metaphor for my sobriety.  Commitment, follow through, longevity, endurance, perseverance are just some of the things that come to mind in that metaphor.  The reward from doing this is indescribable."

 

Christopher M.,

sober since 2012  

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Why it Works

According to the medical literature, regular aerobic exercise supports long term sobriety.

Benefits to the Partner Organization

  • Increased public awareness of your program and the benefits offered

  • A program that has been clinically proven to reduce the risk of relapse

  • An additional forum for reconnecting your clients with loved ones

  • Another way to strengthen the connection among your clients, staff, alumni and supporters

  • Reinforcement of your program's teachings

  • An opportunity for fundraising

  • A shared sense of accomplishment

If you’d like to bring a low cost life-changing experience to your community, even if you have only a little staff time to invest, you’ve come to the right place. 

Get Involved

 

Start a team

Volunteer

Join an existing team

Donate

All donations to

Strides in Recovery

are tax-deductible. 

EIN: 82-44703073

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Share in the joy as our teams train toward their goals and cross the finish line.

Learn more about why goal oriented group training reduces the risk of relapse.

Contact Us 

Thanks for your interest.  We will respond within 1 business day.

info@stridesinrecovery.org

Tel: 310.991.5340

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Whether you're in recovery or a supporter of those who are, an ultra-marathoner or someone brand new to exercise, we'll do our best to find a team that's right for you. Let's talk.

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