About

The purpose of the Pittsburgh Recovery Walk is to celebrate the many roads to recovery from addiction and all those who travel them. Specifically, the walk aims to:

  • Celebrate recovery and recovery supports in our region
  • Alleviate stigma toward people personally impacted by addiction
  • Showcase the many resources for recovery support, health, and harm reduction in our region

We are living in very uncertain times right now through the coronavirus pandemic. We are all trying to adjust to a new normal. It is imperative we take care of ourselves and each other, whatever that means to us.

We must also continue to celebrate recovery and spread a message of hope.

Despite the pandemic, we assure you that the Pittsburgh Recovery Walk will happen this year, no matter what. If public health requires it, we will shift the format of the walk (e.g., partially virtual). We will keep you updated on our plans over the next few months.

Mark your calendar for this year’s event! Whether in-person or virtual, it will be held September 19, 2020.

Registration is free. Please provide your address when you register so that we can mail you t-shirts and giveaways if we can’t give them out in person. And please spread the word!

When?  The Pittsburgh Recovery Walk takes place in September as part of National Recovery Month.  This year’s Walk will take place on Saturday, September 19, 2020.

Who?  The Pittsburgh Recovery Walk is free and open to the public. Everyone whose life has been touched by addiction or recovery is invited to join our celebration.

Where? If we hold a traditional gathering, the Pittsburgh Recovery Walk will take place at 11th and Waterfront (just north of Smallman St. in the Strip District) where there will be a Recovery Expo loaded with activities, speakers, entertainment, and food trucks. The Walk will proceed down Penn Avenue to 7th Street and down the Riverfront Trail back to 11th and Waterfront.

Why?  Addiction affects everyone – but so does recovery.

How can you take part?  Join us! This event is completely free!

Advance registration is not required but is encouraged. To stay updated on the Pittsburgh Recovery Walk and to learn about volunteer and outreach opportunities sign up for email updates on our homepage.