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!

Follow the challenge on Facebook for the latest race information!

Thank you for your support of the 2018 ADM Recovery Challenge 5K! Click here to see the race results.


Register for the 2019 ADM Recovery Challenge!!


Are you an artist with lived experience? We are looking for the next design for our 2019 ADM Recovery Challenge 5K medal and shirt. Artists who would like to submit their designs can review the medal criteria here.  

Mail entries to: 

Attn: Lucky Tisch, ADM Board, 1867 W. Market St., Ste. B2, Akron, OH 44313


All submissions should be emailed, mailed or dropped off at the ADM Board by midnight March 1st. Please contact Lucky Tisch if you have any questions at 330-564-4057 or

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 to receive emails and more information so we can get you prepared for our race.

Here's a sample 6 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