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Rethink Addiction Heroin Awareness Run
Sun, Oct 2, 2016
About This Activity
Registration starts at 8:00 a.m.
Run/Walk starts at 9:00 a.m.
Course: Start/Finish at the Bedford Stadium, Mixed Surface XC Course, Not Certified.
• All pre-registered participants receive a t-shirt. Shirts will not be guaranteed on the event day. Last day to register to receive a free shirt is 9/19/2016.
• Snacks and drinks will be provided at the finish.
• Pre-Registered: Over 18- $25.00. Under 18- $20.00 and $2.50 Online Registration Set up Fee
• Day of Race: $30.00 Race Fee
Pre-Packet Pickup: Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 1:30 – 3:30 PM at the Francis Family YMCA: 2000 W. Dean Rd. Temperance, MI 48182
• Questions: Contact: Casey Weiser 419-343-1484 or email Rethinkaddiction@gmail.com
Age Group Runner Awards (Male/Female): 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over.
Thank you for taking the time to sign up and support our 5K event. As you know Heroin abuse is at an epidemic level throughout the U.S. and our own local communities have been significantly impacted by this problem. In 2015 Monroe County alone had 44 alcohol and drug related deaths. That number has more than doubled since 2009. As a Clinical Social Worker, I see the effects of addiction on a daily basis. Unfortunately, my experience goes beyond the professional realm and my son lost his father to a heroin overdose on January 3, 2015. These things combined have compelled me to create this organization, Rethink Addiction. To help make a positive impact in our community, Rethink Addiction held their Inaugural Heroin Awareness Run last year at the Bedford Stadium. The event was amazing and more than 130 runners, walkers, and volunteers came out to show their support. As a result of that success we were able to donate $5,000 to the Monroe County Substance Abuse Coalition to use for prevention efforts in Monroe County.
By participating in Rethink Addiction 5K, you become an important part of our community, and help continue the support of prevention efforts, education, and programming to all Monroe County middle school and high school students. 100% of proceeds will be put directly into these efforts. This year all of the Funds will be donated to the Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan. In 2013, the Monroe County Substance Abuse Coalition successfully launched the SPLT program in nine Monroe County high schools. In 2015, the coalition transitioned the SPLT program to Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM)