Marisa's Purpose: Run To Recovery
5K Run and Walk
Saturday, September 26th 2020
Lodge Park, Monticello, IL
The Marisa’s Purpose Run To Recovery consists of a 5K Race.
"Save The Date" September 26, 2020 Race Start Time is at 8:30 am.
KNOWLEDGE IS A POWERFUL TOOL AGAINST DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE!
Please join us for the third annual Marisa's Purpose Run to Recovery. This 5K race benefits, Marisa's Purpose (www.marisaspurpose.org), a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating youth and parents about drug abuse. Proceeds from last year's race helped four people get into recovery and one person return to Narcotics Anonymous. We have also been able to use funding to host Narcan (Naloxone) educating and training classes, and in March we hosted one at Monticello High School. In addition to all of this, we visit as many schools as possible to talk to the students about the dangers of drugs, alcohol misuse, and how it affects the whole family knowledge is a powerful tool against drug and alcohol misuse.
Marisa's Purpose Run to Recovery will start at 8:30 a.m. and begin and end at Lodge Park in Monticello, IL. There will be music, raffles and activities for children, including face-painting and balloon artists. We are expecting approximately 200 runners to participate in the event and anticipate hundreds of spectators will be following the race. In addition to the participating runners, hundreds of spectators will be following the race. Family and friends are welcome to stand on the sidelines and cheer runners on.
All proceeds from this Event will go to continuing educating our youth and the parents. My hope is that we can help as many people possible struggling with drug and alcohol misuse. This past year we have helped people get into recovery, return to NA (Narcotics Anonymous). January 22, 2020 we hosted a Narcan (Naloxone) educating and training class at Bement High School, and plan to host more. I visit as many schools as possible to talk to the students about the dangers of drugs alcohol misuse and how it affects the whole family.
Our guest speaker this year Michael DeLeon with Steered Straight from Murfreesboro Tennessee visited all the middle and high schools in Piatt County, and Douglas County and part of Champaign. Mr. DeLeon also host a Parent Academy in Bement and Arthur, Lovington, Atwood, Hammond High Schools along with Staff Education Program for the schools. We had a welcoming response from the students, parents and staff. We appreciate your support for our organization and know that together, we can save lives.
Questions may be answered by contacting:
Connie Gyorr 630-234-8175
ClosedJun 1 – Jun 1
Early Bird PricingJun 1 – Jul 31
$30.00Now registering Jul 31 – Sep 26
- September 14 7:00 AM CDT - Registration opens
- September 14 8:30 AM CDT - 5K Starts