RACING FOR RECOVERY 10K & 5K, presented by Mercy Health

Sat October 24, 2020 Rossford, OH 43460 US Directions


Presented by Mercy Health

Racing for Recovery’s mission since 2001 is to prevent all forms of substance abuse by promoting a lifestyle of fitness and health for all those affected by addiction. This event is the annual celebration of providing the community with substance abuse alternatives, awareness, prevention and treatment.

Early Packet Pick-Up

Thursday (race week)
Location: Dave's Running Shop - Sylvania
Time: Noon - 6:30pm

Friday (race week)
Location: Dave's Running Shop - Sylvania
Time: Noon - 6:30pm

Race Day Schedule

7:30 am - 5K begins
7:45 am - 10K begins


Awards will be given to the top 3 in each 5 year age group for both the 5K and 10K. Overall awards and Masters Awards will be 3 deep. 

Top 3 Male & Female Finishers — 10k & 5k
Overall Male & Female Masters — 10k & 5k

Age Groups 10k (3 deep)
9-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Age Group 5k (3 deep)
9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Course Time Limits

5k = 1 hour
10k = 1.5 hours

Please register for the event that allows you to complete within your ability and the time limits offered to us by our event permits.

Your Perks
  • Long Sleeve Hoodie (guaranteed thru 10/7)
  • Unique, Scenic Course
  • Live Rock-n-Roll on Course (you can leave your headphones at home for this race)
  • Commemorative Finisher Medals
  • Refreshments
  • Custom Awards
  • Online Results
  • Free Photographs
  • Participant Photo Upload Access
  • Finish Line Video
  • Downloadable Finisher Certificate
  • + More
Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup information will be published in advance of the event. Check your email during race week for details.


Through coordination with the City of Rossford and the Wood County Health Department, we're implementing safety procedures to allow for running in person.

We will be running the Racing for Recovery 10K & 5K events this year using wave starts. Confirm your registration by visiting your and managing the registration for this event.

You are encouraged to carry your own hydration, as no water stops will be on the 5K course and one on the 10K course.

Face masks will be required to be worn over mouth and nose during all non-competition times — including at packet pickup, before the race, in corrals, and immediately after the race. If you do not feel comfortable following these guidelines, please refrain from attending.

Are you ready to race or volunteer to support the Racing for Recovery again? We're ready to welcome you to a safe and enjoyable environment in Downtown Rossford.

Our permits are in place, we have approval, and we are planning to run this year's Racing for Recovery 10K & 5K in person, as safely as possible. Registrants will be required to follow all of the event guidelines, without exception, in order to participate. Deferral and/or refund options are available prior to race day. Any failure to follow set rules during event will result in disqualification and removal from the event without a refund — no exceptions.

As we near the race date, we are prepared to react to any changing requirements from our local health department, or city and state officials.


  • Communicate Safety Procedures
  • Flexible Registration Options
  • Screening & Declaration (to be completed at packet pickup)
  • Multi-day Outdoor Packet Pickup (face covering required)
  • 1,200 Person Field Limit (600 per event)


  • No Registration
  • Face Coverings (no exceptions)
    • Staff, Volunteers
    • Runners Pre/Post Race, Start Corrals, After Finishing
  • Social Distancing (self & physical barriers)
  • Sanitization
  • Staggered Wave Start
  • No Spectators at Start/Finish Line


  • Wave Starts (60 seconds apart/maximum 125 per wave)
  • Separated, Safe Staging Zone
  • No Anthem, or Announcements
  • 6ft Self-spacing of Participants
  • Face Coverings Worn Until Crossing Mat Onto Course


  • Runners Encouraged to Carry Own Hydration
  • No Aid Stations/Water Stops on 5K
  • Self-recycling / No Littering
  • Face Covers Optional


  • No Post-race Ceremonies
  • Runners Must Exit Finish Area Immediately
  • Results Published Live Online
  • Individually Packaged Refreshments & Bottled Water Available Exiting Finish Area
  • Face Covering Required Until Off Site
Race Contact Info

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651 Superior St
Rossford, OH US 43460

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