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.
12:00: Recovery Honor Guard photo on Capitol steps. 
1:30: All attendees assemble for start of the walk.
1:35: Welcoming remarks, rally for recovery, and world’s largest recovery photo at Capitol steps!
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, more fun and fellowship.

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
Brick Oven Bus – Wood-fired pizza
El Burrito Mercardo – Mexican cuisine
Jinx Tea – Locally crafted tea–based beverages
Purple People Feeder – Burgers and pulled pork
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 – 11:45: Nyasia (R&B, Pop, Originals and Covers)

11:30 – 1:15: Setson (Pop/Soul Originals)

12:30 – 1:00: Artificial Flowers (Folk, Rock, Americana)

1:30 – 3:00: DJ set with Kid 612 

Recovery Pet Zone

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
Street Dog Coalition – Free medical care and related services to pets of people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness

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

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.

Featured programs and exhibitors will be added soon!

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. 

Featured programs and exhibitors will be added soon!

Emotional Wellness Zone

Presented by Allina Health

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

Featured programs and exhibitors will be added soon!

Occupational Wellness Zone

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

Featured programs and exhibitors will be added soon!

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.

Featured programs and exhibitors will be added soon!

Spiritual Wellness Zone

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

Featured programs and exhibitors will be added soon!

Financial Wellness Zone

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

Featured programs and exhibitors will be added soon!

Physical Wellness Zone

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

Featured programs and exhibitors will be added soon!