Recovering Utah addicts run 102 miles Saturday

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) 30 recovering addicts ran a 102 mile relay race around Salt Lake County ending at Pioneer Park downtown.

They ran for 24 hours straight to spread the word about sobriety and also to help a little girl.

They call themselves 'Addict II Athlete' and they dubbed their run the "Break the Cycle Relay." They are a group of friends, peers and family members who are all dealing with the disease of addiction and they're staying sober by trading in their drugs for staying physically fit.

Their weekend run in triple digit temperatures was to let other people fighting addiction know that it's possible to stay sober and also to raise $5,000 for a little girl named Emma.

The 6 year old was born addicted to meth and suffered significant developmental delays because of that. She desperately needs a wheelchair to get around.

"We want to carry the message of hope of recovery. That recovery is possible," says group spokesperson Lisa Hancock.

"In September I will have 6 years clean and sober. 100 percent sober. So recovery is possible."

Speaking in front of the very tired group as they finished, Hancock said simply "if we can do it, anyone can do it."

 

 

 


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