2017 Aurora Recovery Walk & 2nd Annual Gateway Lake Villa 5K

Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers is pleased to announce two events this September in honor of National Recovery Month. First of which is the 2017 Aurora Recovery Walk, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23rd 2017, at Gateway Aurora (400 Mercy Lane Aurora, IL 60506).

The public is invited to this free event, where participants will meet at Gateway Aurora and walk a 1-mile course around the adjacent Presence Mercy Medical Center campus. The course ends at Gateway Aurora as well, where participants can tour the site, listen to alumni speakers, enjoy a light lunch, and win raffle prizes. No registration is required for this event.

The purpose of the Aurora Recovery Walk is to acknowledge and celebrate the gains made by those in recovery. Gateway Aurora hopes to spread awareness that treatment can, and does, support individuals in achieving recovery and living a healthy and rewarding life.

The 2nd Annual, One Stride at a Time: 5K Run/Walk to End Drug Overdose is the Saturday following the Aurora Recovery Walk, on September 30th, 2017. All proceeds of the race will benefit the Lake County Opioid Initiative and Gateway Lake Villa’ s Naloxone Distribution Program.

The 5K will take place, rain or shine, at Hastings Lake in the Lake County Forest Preserve, located at 21155 W. Gelden Road, Lake Villa, IL 60046. All ages and fitness levels are welcome to join. The 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the Youth 1K Fun Run, which will start at 9:30 a.m.

Participants can register online at RecoverGateway.org/race. Online registration will be open until 12 p.m. on Thursday, September 28th. Additionally, people can register at packet pick-up on Friday, September 29th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Gateway Lake Villa (25480 W. Cedarcrest Lane, Lake Villa, IL 60046).

Participants may also register the morning of the race, but to guarantee their requested t-shirt size, they are encouraged to register online by September 28th. The fee is $35 for the 5K and $15 for the Kids Fun Run. Gateway Employees receive a special rate of $20.

Participants will receive a t-shirt, various giveaways, and will also be entered to win raffle prizes. After the race, participants are welcome to refuel with bagels and other light snacks and…

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