2022 Event Details

The Road to Recovery begins with you!

Join Renascent from September 1 to October 15, 2022 as we walk and run in support of recovery from addiction. September is Recovery Month and there is no better way to start off the month than with a strong message that recovery from addiction is possible. 

How to Participate: 

  • Walk or run with Renascent at one of our designated locations (below), or select a distance of your choosing to walk or run  – 1km, 5km, 10km, or 1/2 marathon (21.1km) – any day between September 1 and October 15, 2022.
  • Create a team or join an existing one, and set your own personal fundraising goal.

5K Walk/Run Locations

Edward Gardens
Saturday, October 1

12 – 1 pm
755 Lawrence Avenue, East
Toronto, ON
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Meet at the Botanical Garden Building at main entrance to park.

Tommy Thompson Park/Leslie Spit
Sunday, October 2
12 – 1 pm
1 Leslie Street
Toronto, ON
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Meet at the park entrance is located at Leslie Street and Unwin Avenue, 5 minutes east of the DVP/Gardiner Junction along Lake Shore Boulevard East. Free parking is available at the Tommy Thompson Park Entrance, 1 Leslie Street.

High Park
Saturday, October 15

10 – 11am
1873 Bloor Street, West
Toronto, ON
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Meet at the main entrance gate on Bloor Street, West.

Click here to view route.

Every dollar raised will be invested toward giving hope and healing to a person who is beginning their road to recovery and changing the lives of their family members and loved ones.

Together we can make a life-changing difference for people living with addiction.

Why your participation is important

Every day in Ontario, an increasing number of families grieve the loss of a loved one to addiction. In Ontario alone, there has been a staggering increase in substance use and drug-related deaths since the COVID-19 Pandemic began. However, even before then began, substance use disorders were among the leading causes of illness for Canadians, affecting more people than heart disease and causing more hospitalizations than heart attacks and strokes combined. 

Addiction is a devastating and powerful disease, but recovery is possible. Help us bridge the gap by making life-saving treatment more accessible for individuals and families. 

Your Impact – Stories of Recovery

Philanthropy enables Renascent to provide a more fulsome continuum of treatment, care, and recovery programs for clients and their families. From their first point of contact at our Access Centre, to our inpatient and outpatient programs, Continuing Care, and Family and Children’s Programs – we’re there every step of the way. 

With more than 50,000 clients served, there are many stories of hope and recovery that come from our walls. 

Dustin’s Story: I had given up on Recovery.”

At a frail 108 pounds, Dustin Cunning sat among family members and surrendered. He lived in active addiction for about 17 years until that unsuspecting day when his family staged his intervention. It was that day which would be the catalyst that changed his life.
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Amy’s Story: “I would have died.”

Amy had been in and out of recovery for 20 years before going to Renascent in 2019. She started drinking around age 16 and things quickly spiraled out of control. Within a few years she would start using substances and became homeless, living in a shelter as a full-blown addict.
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Lori’s Story: Family Recovery that Comes Full Circle

Lori could not have been more relieved when her brother, Iain entered treatment at Renascent in 2019. She had witnessed him live through addiction for decades, and she herself experienced the hardships that came with being the family member of a loved one with addiction.
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Fundraising Tips for Participants

As a champion for Renascent and our mission in providing accessible treatment to those living with addiction, you can help spread the word and start soliciting for donations. These helpful and proven tips will set you up for success as a Renascent fundraising champion.

Check out our Fundraising Tips for Participants

About Road to Recovery Walkathon/Run

Road to Recovery Walkathon/Run is a Renascent Foundation fundraiser that is celebrating its third year. Funds raised by Renascent Foundation through this walk/run support addiction treatment at Renascent.

Couple walking on tree lined path holding hands and smiling.