Pre-Registration is now closed

On-site registration will open at 7:00 a.m. on August 14th at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

5K registration $40

1 Mile Wellness Walk registration $25

Kids Fun Run registration $20

*All registrations will receive a day pass to the Zoo. T-shirts will be given while supplies last


Day of Event Schedule

7:00 a.m. Registration Open

7:15 a.m. Zoo Gate Open

8:15 a.m. Opening Ceremony

8:25 a.m. Kids fun Run

8:30 a.m. 5K

8:45 a.m. Registration Closes

8:45 a.m. Wellness Warm-Up Stretch

9:15 a.m. 1 Mile Wellness Walk

9:45 a.m. Awards Ceremony


The 9th Annual Run for Recovery is an opportunity to move for something that matters - whether that is for your mental health, celebrating recovery, or in memory of a loved one. Get ready to race in the 5K or enjoy a slower pace with the One Mile Wellness Walk. You can also get your little ones involved in the Kids’ Fun Run. It’s your choice how you want to participate this year. Join us virtually OR in person at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Saturday, August 14th. As a bonus to help you get moving, download the Charity Footprints Fitness App to track activity to win prizes!

7:00 am - 8:40 am Packet Pick Up and Walk-up Registration

8:25 am - Kids' Fun Run

8:30 am - 5K Race

9:15 am - 1 Mile Wellness Walk

Registration Fees: All in-person registrations receive a day pass to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo + t-shirt

The Associate Board promotes the mission, goals and objectives of Recovery Resources and is comprised of vibrant, community-minded, young professionals and volunteers. The Associate Board embraces a comprehensive strategy of community outreach through awareness, education, social, and fundraising activities focusing on their main annual event, the Run for Recovery. The Associate Board also serves as a resource for the development of future community leaders and Board members.

COMPLETED: 5,677 miles
TARGET: 2,021 miles
RAISED: $ 67,086
TARGET: $ 65,000
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Helping people triumph over mental illness, alcoholism, drug and other addictions.

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2020 was a challenging year for everyone. Now imagine if you are a person who was learning to live with a mental illness or trying to stay strong in your recovery. Today, everyone is recovering. I am participating in Run for Recovery to encourage people to get up and move for something that matters! The money raised will benefit people who are receiving outpatient treatment to better their lives. Funds help people with transportation to get to treatment, food, clothing, and basic needs that many of us take for grant it. When we give someone a second chance at life, the results can be life-saving.
What is Charity Footprints?

Charity Footprints is a social enterprise that connects fitness and charitable giving. We empower people just like you, to get fit & give back.

Our Virtual Races allow non-profits to challenge their patrons to run, walk or ride and raise funds just as they would in a fundraising walkathon. The best part - charities save over 45% in event and logistical costs. So, the dollars that you pay to register or fundraise, go farther.

What is the campaign registration fee?

Campaign registration fee is the amount that you'll need to pay to enroll in this virtual race. This fee (less transaction charges) will go to the non-profit running this campaign as a donation.

The registration fee along with the funds raised through your individual fundraising page will enable the non-profit to fund various programs and pursue their organization's mission.

How can I create my fundraising page?

Well, you wouldn't have to create a separate fundraising page. Once you register for this campaign, we'll give you the link to your fundraising page.

How will I track my distance?

You can track your workouts by setting up your devices (Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava), or download the Charity Footprints' iOS or Android app and track your workouts toward this campaign. ?>

If you workout indoors (treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike etc.), you can upload your workouts here.

How do I join a team on this campaign?

While registering for the campaign, select the team you'd like to join or create a new team and invite others to #GetFitGiveBack with you. If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.

I am an international donor (non-US), what are my donation charges and tax-deductibility?

All donations are made in US dollars, so the donations may be levied an exchange rate fee via your bank. Donors will want to connect with their bank to determine exactly what that fee may be. Additionally, international donors will need to reach out to a tax professional to discuss if and how tax deductibility will apply to their donation.

Who can sponsor my fundraising efforts?

The short answer is - everyone. The fundraising research shows that the number one reason for people not donating is that they weren't asked to.

That said, there are things you can do to attract people to sponsor you. Adding a picture to your fundraising page, telling potential donors why this cause is so personal to you, sharing your fundraising page on social media, email, and chat groups.

Last, if your employer has a gift matching program, check with the human resources department to support your favorite cause as well.

Who can I contact if I need help?

You can contact us any time if you need help. We love hearing from our users so please don't hesitate to write to us about issues, suggestions, or to just say hi. You can also contact the non-profit administrator directly if you would like.

How do I change or switch my team?

If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.