We are so grateful to everyone who joined us for the Overdose Lifeline Inaugural 5k. Despite the rain leading up to it, we were blessed with dry weather for the event. We had 136 registered participants (including virtual runners in Washington State), and together we raised over $12,000!
The 5K was born last year during the pandemic when we found we could not ‘run’ as a cause in the Monumental Marathon. The Justus Family, part of team #guysgogetters, wanted a fundraiser to honor their son, Walter ‘Guy’ Justus. We worked together to launch our first 5k in 2020, which became both the catalyst and inspiration for what’s now known as OverdoseLifeline5k. Building on our ideas last year, we made it a formal event and partnered with Lee O’Connor at RaceMaker Productions. Lee and his team graciously donated all their work to honor the lives lost.
Thank you to all who joined us in honor of the 255 lives we lose each day. Your support makes our important work possible at Overdose Lifeline, Inc. (ODL). We’re happy to share that the OverdoseLifeline5k will continue to serve as an annual fundraising event in October. Watch for notices and help us spread the word!
We’d like to acknowledge those who created teams and raised money on behalf of their loved ones.
- #GuysGoGetterrs- Guy Justus
- Cameron’s Team- Cameron Powell
- Nick Lackey Foundation- Nick Lackey
- Cara’s Care Bears- Cara Craine
- Hovermale Family- Corey Hovermale
- Leland Plew
- Aaron Sims
- Carlos Montalvo
- Jocelyn Faye
- Bridgette Graham
- Joey Eppink
- Mitchell Peters
- Brett Vaughn
- Rachel Grimwood
- Billy Cissell
- Ashley Christ
- Chet Thompson
We’re grateful to have a space to share memories of our loved ones and friends. We’d also like to thank the ODL Board, staff, and volunteers who helped make the day a success. See photos from the day here!