The Run For Recovery is made up of a 5K run and a 1 mile fun walk and is pet friendly. Last year's event was a tremendous success and we are looking forward to seeing everyone this year at Keeneland. The 2023 Run for Recovery will be held on Saturday, July 22nd, 2023.



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.