Bringing the Healing Power of Exercise to Addiction Recovery Communities

What Our Program Offers

"Training taught me to push myself even when I don’t think I can, that I can do a lot more than what I think I can do."

-5K finisher, first year of sobriety

Physical Self-Care

Training for 5Ks, 10K, and half marathons, including education about stretching, strengthening, body mechanics, and more

"Training helped my depression and anxiety. It helped me stay positive."

Improved Mental Health

Reduced anxiety and depression, elevated mood, reduced stress, better sleep.


"Being part of a team means everything.  We win together and we cry together.  It is a reminder that we never have to be alone."

-10K finisher,  first year of sobriety

"Training taught me that I can accomplish anything I put my mind to."

Life Skills 

Setting and achieving challenging goals, overcoming obstacles, staying motivated, perseverance, follow through, accountability, and more.

Strengthened Ties 

Friends and family are encouraged to follow their loved one's training and be there on race day.

Fun in Sobriety

The joys of being outdoors, connecting, and moving forward in life.

Together we can end addiction relapse.

Get involved.


1. Connect with us online and cheer on our teams.

  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • Instagram - Black Circle

2. Receive our monthly newsletter. 


Invite us to your next staff meeting or conference to share team member success stories and/or the science linking exercise and addiction recovery.

BRING A strides in recovery





Become a coach / mentor. All levels of experience and fitness are welcome.


Other opportunities are also available.


Strides in Recovery is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.


Strides in Recovery is a member of the Road Runners Club of America, the nation's oldest and largest national association of runners and running organizations dedicated to growing the sport of running.  The RRCA champions the development of community-based running clubs and events that serve runners of all ages and abilities in pursuit of health and competition.

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