Lorain County's 2017 Voices for Recovery 5K Family Run / 1 Mile Walk

September 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bur Oak Pavilion in the Black River Reservation
1350 Ford Road
Elyria, OH 44035
Elaine Georgas

In September 2017, we celebrate the 27th annual National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month with a commemoration that will occur in cities, and towns (big and small) nationwide. We celebrate and recognize the valiant efforts of people who are in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction and mental illness disorders.

The main event is our 12th Annual a 5K (3.1 mile) run /1 mile walk through the beautiful Lorain County Metro Parks. The Course will begin at the Bur Oak Pavilion, follow along the Bridgeway all-purpose trail to the tram turnaround and then back to the finish line at Bur Oak.

Other activities that day will be a children’s fun run (ages 9 and under), food, beverages, children’s activities, raffle prizes and an awards ceremony.

What better way to celebrate recovery than a family friendly event that promotes health and fitness?

The race will be professionally managed by Hermes Sports and Events and include official timing, race results, race clock and runners bibs.


Start Times

Race-day Registration and Packet Pick up- 8:00 am
Kids Race (9 and under-free) - 8:45 am
5K Run - 9:00 am
1 Mile Walk - 9:00 am
Awards Ceremony and Brunch - 10:00 am

1 Mile Run

Entry Fee   (T-Shirt to all pre-registered participants)

Individual - $20

Families are $20 for 1st person & $10 each additional family member (Mail in ONLY, mail family entries together, one form per person)

All mailed entries must be received by Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
Complete the entry form and mail with a check payable to:

Hermes Sports and Events
2425 West 11th St., Suite #2
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Race Day Registration (cash or check only)
Individual - $25
Families are $25 for 1st person & $10 each additional family member

Online registration will close Friday September 29, 2017 at 9:00 am.



Awards for the 5K will be presented to the top 3 male and female runners overall and top 3 in each category

5k: 9 & under, 10-13, 14-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65 & over


Thank you to our Sponsors!

Primary Sponsor:  Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ADAS) Board of Lorain County

Signature Sponsors:  Lorain County Board of Mental Health, The LCADA Way

Platinum and Family Fun Sponsors: Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Lorain UMADAOP, Moore Counseling and Mediation Services

Media Sponsors: The Morning Journal, The Chronicle Telegram

Event Sponsors: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Lorain County Metro Parks, Hermes Racing

To register for this event online, please visit: http://www.hermescleveland.com/roadracing/events/voicesforrecovery.asp

Download and print our event brochure with mailable entry form here: Race Brochure 2017