Race to Recovery 5K

Gainesville, FL

In observance of National Recovery Month, Meridian will be hosting their inaugural Race to Recovery, 5K. National Recovery Month is an annual observance held each September in an effort to educate Americans on the importance of providing substance use treatment and mental health services to those in need.

Recent statistics show the repercussions of tobacco, alcohol and illicit drug use generate a cost of 740 billion dollars annually in the United States. In 2013, an even more alarming statistic ranked Florida as the state with the 11th highest drug overdose mortality rate in the United States. The goal of the Race to Recovery is to generate proceeds needed to provide treatment within the addiction and recovery programs at Meridian.

Join us in the Race to Recovery and help pave the road to recovery for those in need!

Sunday September 24th, 2017 at 8:30 AM


  • Check In: 7:30 AM
  • Start Time: 8:30 AM
  • Awards Ceremony: 9:30 AM

4300 Sw 13th St
Gainesville, FL 32608


  • Online registration is open from now until September 24th at 7:30 AM
  • $30 Registration Fee (An additional processing fee will be charged by itsyourrace.com for online registration)
  • Day of registration available but a race day shirt is not guaranteed.

The race will originate on Meridian's Gainesville campus and then head west on Williston Rd with a return loop back and around to Meridian's campus.


T-shirts for the first 100 pre-registered entrants are guaranteed.
Race day registrants are not guaranteed a t-shirt.

The race will be timed and scored by Milestone Race Authority. Your entry fee covers the cost of the disposable chip which does not need to be returned. Bib MUST be worn on the front chest to be scored electronically. Please do not fold the microprocessor.


  • Early Pick-up location: 4-7PM @ Fit2Run in The Oaks Mall
  • Race Day Packet Pick Up: Start at 7:30AM (Please arrive early to avoid any delays)


Prizes for the top 3 female and male runners.


All ages welcome! Awards presentation will follow conclusion of the Main event.

Results will be posted near the finish line within minutes of the conclusion of the race and on the internet at www.milestoneraceauthority.com. Include your cell phone carrier and receive an INSTANT SMS text message of your race time.

Join us for a runner’s banquet with refreshments!

When & Where

Sep 29, 2018


8:00 AM

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