10 Years Strong: Run Benefits Watertown Urban Mission
Celebrating 10 years of the run for recovery with a little color.
Over 400 runners lined up at the Jefferson County fairgrounds Saturday morning to benefit the Watertown Urban Mission's Bridge Program.
This was the first year the event was a color run.. The color represents the success stories of people who have beaten addiction and successfully gone through the bridge program.
"It's really good to bring people together. We work with a lot of families who unfortunately had to bury family members due to addiction. So what this event does is it gives them a chance to celebrate sobriety and know that sobriety is possible," said Morgan Spencer, development director with Watertown Urban Mission.
Organizers believe they raised at least $16,000.
7 News Sports Director Mel Busler was the run's emcee. 7 News is a sponsor of the Run for Recovery.