LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Shepherd's House is celebrating their 20th annual Run For Recovery this Saturday, and it's their biggest yet.
"It's become the best day of the year for the Shepherd's House," said CEO Jerod Thomas.
More than 1,000 people are signed up for the Run For Recovery.
"It's also the 30th year of the Shepherd's House in existence. It's the 20th run but 30th year," said COO Chris Chaffin.
Graduates bring their families to the run to celebrate recovery, but the event is also a time to remember. The past three years, they've dedicated the race in honor of one of their own. This year they will donate the race to Grant Plummer, who died of an overdose in November.
"We didn't plan for it to be somebody, but the last three years, somebody, somebody has passed away. That's the whole point, this is where we take a stand," said Thomas.
Client Michael Pryse said that he came to the Shepherd House three months ago, knowing the importance of its services. He said that the free program is life-changing and life-saving.
"It really feels like home because the staff, clients just kind of the fellowship that's here, just a comfortable place to be," said Pryse.
The Run For Recovery is Saturday at Keeneland. You can register until the day of the race. It costs $30 to register and you can sign up here.