Registration Open for 10th Annual Halloween 5K/10K Run/Walk

Posted: Monday, August 29, 2011 by: Todd Crandell | Category: Events

Racing for Recovery™ Announces 10th Annual Halloween 5K/10K Run/Walk To Help Combat All Forms Of Substance Abuse

A Day of Fun Family Activities in Your Favorite Halloween Costume

Sylvania, Ohio – August 29, 2011 – On Sunday, October 23, Racing for Recovery™ will hold its 10th annual 5K/10K Run/Walk event on the campus of Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Boulevard, Sylvania, Ohio. The event is in memory of our dear friend, Eric J Floyd who was lost to an alcohol-related driving accident in 2008.

Participants and supporters can find all the necessary advance registration, event, sponsorship and donation information online at and

The days events will begin at 7:00 a.m. with check-in and registration, followed by a kids fun run at 8:30 a.m. (free for children 9 and under). The feature 5K/10K Run/Walk begins at 9:00 a.m., followed by an awards ceremony at 10:30. Music, food and family fun will be a part of the day. Dressing in a halloween costume is encouraged.

Racing for Recovery™ offers a unique, cutting-edge, holistic model for treating addiction. The organization unites addicts, family and friends, and members of the community in the dialog. Family members are encouraged to share how addiction has impacted them. Racing for Recovery™ has recognized that when all points of view are shared in a structured setting, everyone is able to heal.

In addition to the upcoming 5K/10K, Racing for Recovery™ offers professional counseling and intervention services, motivational speaking engagements, a mentoring program, annual half triathlon, as well as a book and 2 full-length documentary films.

Melissa Hall, a program participant since 2008 says, “Racing for Recovery™ pulled me out of the gutter and gave me a new life. It gave me the opportunity to see how good life really can be.”

Cathy and Robert Martin believe Racing for Recovery™ changed their son’s life for the better. Cathy says, “Finally there is a place where we can all freely talk about our problems and learn that we are not alone.” Robert adds, “I see my son excelling in all that he chooses to dedicate himself to. At a personal level racing for recovery gives me the strength and tools to deal with our family dynamic as well as helping me to focus on that which is truly important.”

Todd Crandell, PC, LCDCIII, Founder and President of Racing for Recovery™ and an accomplished triathlete, knows first hand the devastation of substance abuse. His own thirteen year struggle with drugs and alcohol nearly destroyed his life. It wrecked relationships with family and friends and shattered the promise of a professional hockey career. Crandell quit using drugs and alcohol on April 15, 1993 and has been sober ever since. He is now a licensed professional counselor and licensed chemical dependency counselor, devoted father of 4 and a vocal community awareness advocate.

Crandell rebuilt his life through participation in the very non-traditional recovery approach of completing twenty Ironman™ triathlons across the world. In 2008, he completed the Ultraman™ Hawaii; a grueling 3-day endurance test, followed six days later by another Ironman™ in Western Australia. In 2009 he completed Ultraman™ Canada and became one of 25 people worldwide to complete both Ultraman™ events.

In 2001, Crandell established Racing for Recovery™ to inspire others on the road to sobriety. With his life experiences, education and training as the foundation, the organization is able to promote a lifestyle of fitness and sobriety through support group meetings and race events across the U.S.

Looking forward to the upcoming race day in Sylvania, Todd says, “Gratitude and humility have enabled me to attain and sustain sobriety. I want to help that occur in others and the 10th annual Run/Walk is another perfect opportunity share this gift.”

About Racing for Recovery™
Racing for Recovery™ is a federally approved 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Its mission is to prevent all forms of substance abuse by promoting a lifestyle of fitness and health for all those affected by addiction. For more information about what Racing for Recovery is doing to help communities nationwide, visit

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Organization Address: PO Box 160, Sylvania, OH, 43560