Founder's Message

As the volunteer coach of a Los Angeles Marathon team comprised of clients, alumni, and supporters of a West Los Angeles residential addiction recovery program,  I have the honor and privilege of helping people experience the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual rewards of training for a major endurance event, while turning their lives around.​

Years later, the majority of our team members are still clean and sober, and so many credit the training as vital to their long term sobriety. These many success stories inspired me to start a non-profit to offer structured running/walking programs throughout the recovery community. Through Strides in Recovery, more people are learning to harness the power of running to achieve their goals in recovery and in life.  

Substance use disorders have derailed so many lives, but it doesn't have to be that way.  With your support, and the support of our partner organizations, donors, volunteers, and team members, the Strides in Recovery community is working together to be part of the solution.

Thank you for your interest and support.

-Leslie Gold