Join the Crawford County Drug & Alcohol Executive Commission Inc. (CCDAEC) in a fun 5k race and 1-mile walk. This race is designed to raise funds for the annual Recovery Celebration here in Meadville, PA in September and increasing drug overdose awareness (which Drug Overdose Awareness Day is August 31st). Donations are also accepted.
Location: Johnson Trailhead of the Ernst Bike Trail located on Mercer Pike.
Registration: Right there in the parking lot by the Start/Finish line. It opens at 7:30am and the 5k starts at 9:00am and the 1-mile walk starts at 9:15am. Race day registration is cash only and will increase in price by $5.
Children: Children ages 10 and below will not have to register if participating along with a parent/guardian. This is unless the child wants a shot at winning an award for the 5k or a T-shirt.
Course: A scenic out-n-back course over the Ernst Bike Trail.
Timing Service: The Runner's High www.runhigh.com
5k Awards: There will be top 3 awards for male and female. Additionally, there will be top 3 awards for each age group that are separated by 10 years (i.e., Under 20, 20-29, 30-39, ... up to Over 70). The winners will be announced at approximately 10:00am.
Water: Will be provided at the Start/Finish line and at the 5k turnaround. T-shirts are provided while supplies last (first come, first served).
Parking: The parking lot is first come, first served and staff will rope off the parking lot when full. Additional parking can be alongside the road. There is plenty of room to pull on the side to provide safety.
We will be running a Drug Overdose Awareness memorial that will be transported to the Recovery Celebration! Please join in and increase awareness to help provide prevention strategies and help when needed.
We will also be running a NARCAN drive. If you or a loved one may have difficulty, this is a good way to help save a life. The doses are completely free, all we ask is to use it when needed and to fill out a small questionnaire to provide statistics. You only need to provide personal information if you choose to.
Road to Recovery - Just say no and do the 5k instead!