ADM Recovery Challenge 5K

It's not just a 5K; it's a challenge! 

The road to recovery is traveled by many and presents obstacles for all. In recognizing the challenges of recovery, the Summit County ADM Support Committee invites you to participate in the annual ADM Recovery Challenge 5K fundraiser (part of the Ohio Challenge Subway Series). This obstacle course offers fun competition for athletes of all ages and abilities. Get set to tackle the challenges, cheer others on, and support those who are in recovery!

NEW THIS YEAR!!! We have added the 1 Mile March

We know that so many families want to participate so we have added a 1 Mile March that is family-friendly and for those people who may not 

Follow the challenge on Facebook for the latest race information!

Register for the 2019 ADM Recovery Challenge!!

Race Day Information

5K Start: 9 a.m.

1 Mile Start: 9:15 a.m.

Awards: 10 a.m.

IBH Addiction Recovery Center, 3445 S. Main St., Akron

Arrival: Please allow plenty of time for parking. It is a 5 minute walk to Runner Registration which is in the trailer next to the Gym. Runners will park in Parking Lot D off of Killian Road (see Course Map) and proceed to the gym to pick up their bib and race swag. We have a Gear Check so no worries about returning to your car!

Course Map for 5K & 1 Mile


Medal Design Winner

This year's ADM Recovery Challenge 5K medal was designed by John Zarski. Read the story. Congratulations John! You are so creative and talented.


Couch to 5K

We want to help you get on your feet and help you run the challenge! If you are new to running or you are looking for something to help with your recovery, replace bad habits for healthy ones, or just to get out and enjoy the fresh air, we want to help. We will be teaming up Running2Bwell Running Group to hold group runs to get you on track. Join Running2bWell on Mondays at Second Sole in Akron (down in the valley) at 6:30pm. For the latest updates on group runs, please follow them on Facebook

We will set up a training schedule that will be 8 weeks long, and post times and places to meet for group runs - including the Monday runs with the Running2bWell running group. If you are interested in doing a couch to 5k plan or you just want to meet new friends to run with, email Lucky Tisch at tischl@admboard.org to receive emails and more information so we can get you prepared for our race.

Here's a sample 8 week training plan to get you started toward our finish line! 


Race Results


2018 ADM Recovery Challenge 5K video


Each year, over 26,000 Summit County residents and their families face the challenge of recovery from mental illness and addictions and turn to the ADM Board for treatment and support. The continuum of care runs throughout the lifespan – from services and programs for toddlers to older adults. It includes preventative and treatment services, housing support, employment assistance, respite, peer support, recreation, and educational services.

We are committed to meeting these needs in our community, but we cannot meet the challenge alone. Your generous sponsorship and participation benefits the Summit County ADM Support Committee, Inc. in its future levy campaign activities on behalf of the County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services (ADM) Board.

Are YOU up for the Challenge?

Looking for a training plan?

Our partners at Akron General Health & Wellness Center have teamed up to us to offer a training plan to get you started toward our finish line! 

Today, I Am in Control of My Future.
Faces of Hope: Jerod Jerod received services through IBH Addiction Recovery Services and Oriana House - ADM Crisis Center.
Watch the Video