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Shepherd's House 'Run for Recovery' goes virtual

Posted at 5:56 PM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 18:36:09-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — For the past 20 years the Shepherd's House, a drug and alcohol recovery center has held their annual 'Run for Recovery' at Keeneland during a Saturday in July.

Unfortunately, because of COVID-19, they won't be able to have their event at Keeneland, and instead, things will turn virtual this year.

"We could be really upset we are not getting together, we aren't having this large in-person run but then we just kind of flipped it and thought you know what this is an opportunity to engage people from all across the state and the country to run and to support a great mission," Director of Community Outreach Roger Fox said.

This year participants will have from July 21 to the 25 to complete their run or walk, and even though they can't have hundreds, Fox says it's a great opportunity to get together as a family and do something for a good cause.

"We know it's not going to be large numbers of people running together but what better way to reconnect with your church family or your business family, because everybody has been shut down and disconnect then to get together and raise money for a great organization and do something together," Fox said.

Click this link if you want to register for the event.