10:00 – 3:00: Exhibitors open, food trucks available, music and other activities available. (See details below.) Onsite registration opens.
1:00: Honor Guard photo on Capitol steps.
1:15: All attendees assemble for start of the walk.
1:30: Welcoming remarks and rally for recovery!
1:45: Walk begins! The Walk route circles the Capitol grounds and surrounding neighborhood. Approximate distance is 1.2 miles.
2:00 – 3:00: Photo finish – get your group’s photo with the Recovery Works! banner at the Walk finish line.
2:00 – 3:00: Closing musical set with Salsa del Soul
ASL interpretation provided at NUWAY stage performances, Walk welcoming remarks, and Wellness Zone scheduled performances (see below). Please check in at the MRC Home Base Booth if you need additional ASL interpretation at the event.
Live Music & Dance
Put on your dance shoes or sit back and groove to the beautiful sounds of recovery at the NUWAY Mainstage. Musical artists in recovery and recovery allies will keep your toes tapping!
ASL interpretation provided.
10:30 – 11:15: Ukulele songbird Katy Vernon
11:30 – 12:15: Pop/soul originals from Rising Path
12:15 – 12:30: Somali Dance Troupe of Minnesota (on the Capitol steps)
12:30 – 1:15: Folk, rock and Americana from Artificial Flowers
2:00 – 3:00 Salsa del Soul – dance music from the Spanish-speaking regions of the Caribbean
Recovery Art Mart
New! We’ve invited Artists in recovery, or identifying as an ally of recovery, with a demonstrated commitment to their art form to exhibit and sell their work at this year’s event. Open from 10 – 3
Alex Johnson (Photography) @spillguppy
Heidi Bakk (Oil Painter) @micro_marvin_art
Will Malebear (Mixed Media) @willmalebear
Alan Davis (Acrylic Painter) @alandavisart
Nik Linde (Photography)@nik_linde
Jacob Robinson @jacob_robinson_art
Daniella Tirado @dbeezdesigns
Jesse James Draman @jessedraman
Shawna & Kristin McNamara @emeraldessencellc
Recovery Pet Zone
New! Critters large and small, furry or feathered, bring us comfort, joy, and accountability. Some of us couldn’t imagine recovery without them! Stop by and meet some new friends.
Open from 10 – 3
Participating exhibitors include:
Second Hand Hounds – meet some adoptable pups!
Street Dog Coalition – pop up clinic for cats and dogs! Free preventative exams, vaccines, heartworm testing, de-worming and care for minor medical conditions.
Acres for Life – Beau the Therapy Horse is back!
Bunny Besties – learn about rescue rabbits and stress reduction.
Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society – foster and adoption opportunities.
North Star Therapy Animals – meet the therapy animals!
Family Fun Zone
Recovery is a family affair! Both the young and young at heart are invited to join in the fun of these free activities. Meet MRC’s Recovery Rex (he’s Dino-mite!), challenge your team mates to a friendly competition, make a souvenir, and more!
Open from 10 – 3
Wacky Obstacle Course, Giant Corn Hole Game, Monster Basketball and Pony Hop Races
Make-It, Take-It Recovery Pinwheel and Crowns Art Activity
Traveling Photo Booth
Giant Bubbles and Hulu Hoops
8 Dimensions of Wellness Zones
Recovery looks different for everyone, but improving personal wellness is a shared experience in the recovery process. Take time on Walk Day to explore the Eight Dimensions of Wellness. Learn about community resources, gather information, participate in activities, connect with others, and share your wellness journey! All zones are open with exhibitors and activities from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Social Wellness Zone
Presented by Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Social wellness is about developing a sense of connection, belonging and support with others.
Recovery yoga sessions courtesy of Hurley Health: all ages, no previous experience necessary.
11 a.m., Noon, 1 p.m.
Look for these exhibitors in the Social Wellness Zone:
- Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
- Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies
- Transformation House Inc.
- Ilhan Omar for Congress
- Missions Inc. Programs
- Minnesota Young Adults 4 Recovery
- Narcotics Anonymous
- The Minnesota Hope Dealerz Organization
- Niyyah Recovery Initiative
- Hurley Health
Intellectual Wellness Zone
Presented by Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies
Intellectual wellness is recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills.
Look for these exhibitors in the Intellectual Wellness Zone:
- StepUP Program at Augsburg University
- SCSU Recovery Community
- Great Lakes ATTC
- P.E.A.S.E. Academy
- Co-Dependents Anonymous
- Doc’s Recovery House
Emotional Wellness Zone
Presented by Allina Health
Emotional wellness includes coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships.
Look for these exhibitors in the Emotional Wellness Zone:
- The Pride Institute
- The We Program
- ANEW Chemical Health Services
- Nivon Wellness Center
- Northstar Behavioral Health
- Sage Prairie
- Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP)
- Thrive Family Support
- Acres for Life
Physical Wellness Zone
Physical wellness is recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy diet, sleep and nutrition.
Learn how to fix a flat and get some quick repair tips from experts whose mission is to “deliver real transportation to real people.” The Recovery Bike Shop will have on the hour bike tune-up demos, discount coupons for tune-ups, and a prize drawing to win a $90 value tune-up!
(ASL interpretation available)
Look for these exhibitors in the Physical Wellness Zone:
- Rogers Behavioral Health
- Frazier Wellness Services
- Metro Hope Ministries
- Progress Valley
- Steve Rummler Hope Network
- The Retreat
- Twin Cities Wellness Center & Recovery Gym
Environmental Wellness Zone
Environmental wellness includes occupying pleasant and stimulating environments that support well-being, from the great outdoors to the places we call home.
Get up-close (but not to close) with a bald eagle and other amazing raptors who have been rehabilitated by vets and volunteers at the University of the U of M Raptor Center.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(ASL interpretation available)
Look for these exhibitors in the Environmental Wellness Zone:
- Nystrom & Associates
- Amherst H. Wilder Foundation Wilder Recovery Services
- Minnesota Department of Corrections
- Park Avenue Center
- River Ridge
- Wayside Recovery Center
- Recovery Bikes
- Ramsey County Citizens Advisory Council – Recovery and Substance Use
Spiritual Wellness Zone
Spiritual wellness is about expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life.
Get a free Henna Tattoo!
- Living Free Recovery Services, llc
- Recovering Hope Treatment Center
- Vinland National Center
- Mn Adult & Teen Challenge
- St. Stephen’s/House of Charity
- Know the Truth/MPRA
- Recovery Cafe Frogtown
- The Recovery Church
Financial Wellness Zone
Financial wellness refers to feeling satisfied with current and future financial situations.
Look for these exhibitors in the Financial Wellness Zone:
- Ryan Pacyga Criminal Defense
- The Rubicon
- Burkwood Treatment Center
- Pink Cloud Foundation
- Gamblers Anonymous
- Will Work for Recovery
Occupational Wellness Zone
Occupational wellness includes finding personal satisfaction and enrichment in one’s work.
Look for these exhibitors in the Occupational Wellness Zone:
- Drew Horowitz and Associates/Elite Recovery/Gateway Recovery and Recovery Academy
- Restoration Counseling & Community Services
- The Phoenix Spirit
- Helens House
- Saint Paul Police Department
- Twin Cities Recovery Project, Inc.
- Voter Registration