Saturday, September 9, 2023
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Minnesota State Capitol Grounds

Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN

Schedule of Activities

10:00 – 3:00: Exhibitors open, food trucks available, music and other activities available. (See details below.) Onsite registration opens at 9:30.
1:15-1:25: All attendees assemble for start of the walk.
1:25 pm: Opening Remarks with Presenting Sponsor NUWAY Alliance Recognition of Sponsors and top Individual & team fundraisers
1:35 pm: Recovery Honor Guard photo on Capitol steps. Individuals with 10 or more years in personal or family recovery are invited to step forward for a special group photo. Please get your Recovery Honor Guard “badge” from the booth near registration and check in.
1:40 pm: Group Photo on the Capitol steps. Be part of the World’s Largest Recovery Photo! 
1:45 pm: Walk for Recovery begins! Gather your team together or join in with the crowd. The Walk will circle the Capitol grounds (approximately 1.2 miles).
2 pm – 3 pm: Photo Finish! Get your individual or group photo taken with the “Recovery Works” banner when you finish the walk. Photos will be available on Flickr:

ASL interpretation provided at NUWAY Alliance stage performances and presentations and during Walk welcoming remarks. Please check in at the MRC Booth if you need additional ASL interpretation at the event.

Free parking is available near the Capitol grounds and marked on this map.

Food Trucks

Check out the tasty treats from these fabulous food trucks and keep up your strength for a day of Walk activities!

Available from 10 – 3 (or while supplies last). 

612 Teppanyaki – Hibachi grilled meat and vegetables
9-Yum-Yum – Ice cream truck
Brick Oven Bus – Wood-fired pizza
El Burrito Mercardo – Mexican cuisine
Jinx Tea – Locally crafted tea–based beverages
Sweet Fruci’s – Frozen delights
Twin Cities Gyro – Mediterranean
Thai Thai Street Food – Thai street food

Live Music & More!

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: Nyasia (R&B, Pop, Originals and Covers)

11:30 – 12:15: Setsun (Pop/Soul Originals)

12:30 – 1:15: Artificial Flowers (Folk, Rock, Americana)

1:30 – 3:15 DJ set with Kid 612 

Recovery Pet Zone

Presented by Minnesota Department of Human Services

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

Acres for Life – therapy horses
Ben Afquack – Guinness world records title-holder
Drumming Duck!
Feline Rescue – cat shelter and adoption
Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society – Serving companion rabbits and their people through adoption and educational programming
MN Pocket Pet Rescue – Rescue & Adoption of our little pets
MN Animal Humane Society – Animal Rescue & Adoption


Family Fun Zone

Presented by Minnesota Department of Human Services

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

Star Wars Jump Moonwalk
Giant Slide
Free Face Painting
Make your own Dino-O-Mite Recovery Rex Hat!
Traveling Photo Booth
Free Henna Tattoos
Free “Angel Card” Readings – Messages of reassuring support and guidance

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.

Look for these exhibitors and programs!

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 and programs!

  • M Health Fairview
  • Ramsey County Public Health
  • Minneapolis College
  • Minnesota Certification Board
  • P.E.A.S.E. Academy
  • StepUP at Augsburg University
  • University of Minnesota
  • Dissonance
  • Face It Together Bemidji
  • Minnesota Association of Sober Homes

Emotional Wellness Zone

Presented by Allina Health

Emotional wellness includes coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships. 

Look for these exhibitors and programs!

  • Allina Health
  • Missions Inc. Programs
  • Pink Cloud Foundation
  • Sage Prairie
  • Amethyst Recovery Solutions
  • Doc’s Recovery House
  • Recovery Alliance Duluth
  • Recovery Community Network
  • Recovery in the Woods
  • South Metro Community Services

Occupational Wellness Zone

Occupational wellness includes finding personal satisfaction and enrichment in one’s work.

Look for these exhibitors and programs!

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.

Look for these exhibitors and programs!

Spiritual Wellness Zone

Spiritual wellness is about expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life. 

Look for these exhibitors and programs!

  • Mn Adult & Teen Challenge
  • Mn Prevention & Recovery Alliance
  • The Retreat
  • Fellowship Recovery
  • Metro Hope Ministries
  • Recovering Hope Treatment Center
  • Against The Odds Ministries
  • Center of Addiction & Faith
  • Lighthouse Beginnings
  • Mission Restart
  • Recovery Cafe Frogtown
  • Rise Up Recovery
  • Thrive family Recovery Resources
  • Wild Hearts Adventures

Financial Wellness Zone

Financial wellness refers to feeling satisfied with current and future financial situations. 

Look for these exhibitors and programs!

  • Northstar Behavioral Health
  • YourPath
  • ANEW Chemical Health Services
  • Canvas Health
  • Monarch Healthcare Management
  • Meridian Behavioral Health
  • Gam-Anon
  • Gamblers Anonymous of Minnesota
  • Minnesota Alliance on Problem Gambling
  • MRC Board: Voter Registration Table
  • Prepare + Prosper

Physical Wellness Zone

Physical wellness is recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy diet, sleep and nutrition.

Look for these exhibitors and programs!