Run For Recovery

It's time for the run! The Shepherd's House has set the date for this year's Run For Recovery and is now accepting entries. This year's run is scheduled for July 23, 2016 at the historic Keeneland race course. The Run For Recovery is made up of a 5K run and a 1 mile fun walk and is pet friendly so bring your four legged running partners! The 5K begins at 8:00 am and the fun walk begins at 8:15 am. Be sure to register early! Simply use the form to the right of this page. You can also register at the event. Registration is $25.00.

History of the Run:

Leroy Sanborn, a graduate of Shepherd's House, took up running in the late 90’s and after many successes in that field—he’s run in the Boston Marathon twice—persuaded Shepherd’s House to start the Run for Recovery in 2000. It’s LeRoy’s way of giving back to Shepherd’s House and the community. He’ll be at the race and will setting up the course and helping time the runners. He’s a wonderful example of a restored life with help from Shepherd’s House.

There will be many serious runners in the event—several winners of the Bluegrass 10,000 have participated as well as many of Lexington and Central Kentucky’s running clubs. The Bluegrass Runners Club is a supporter. Many participants are local runners or walkers, who just enjoy a leisurely run or the 1 mile Fun Walk. Many people bring their children and pets. Come on out--support a good cause, see some serious running or just have a leisurely jog or walk. We emphasize family participation—refreshments are included. Please remember this event also allows many men who otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity to come to the Shepherds House the chance to come and get sober with your help and donations.

Enter the Race

Fill out the form to pre-register, and pay using PayPal or a Credit Card. If you need to enter multiple runners, please do so one at a time.

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You can show your support for The Run For Recovery with a donation!

Donating in honor of someone? Give us their name in the box below, and we will add it to our race dedication wall online.
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