2023 Pittsburgh Recovery Walk

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2023 Pittsburgh Recovery Walk

The Pittsburgh Recovery Walk is an annual event celebrating the many roads to recovery from addiction and all those who travel them.

By Pittsburgh Recovery Walk Workgroup

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, September 16 · 9am - 1pm EDT


11th and Waterfront (just north of Smallman St. in the Strip District) 1201 Waterfront Place Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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About this event

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Want more information about speakers, entertainment, and the schedule of events? View details on our website.

When? The Pittsburgh Recovery Walk will take place on Saturday September 16, 2023 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Streets will be closed at 11:00 am and the walk will begin at 11:30 am.

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? The Pittsburgh Recovery Walk will take place at 1201 Waterfront Place (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, right on Fort Duquesne Blvd. to 9th Street, and back on Penn Avenue to 11th and Waterfront. 

Why? 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 1) celebrate recovery and recovery supports, 2) eliminate stigma, and 3) showcase resources in our region.

Pittsburgh Recovery Walk FAQ

How do I get a t-shirt?

T-shirts will be distributed at the registration table at 1201 Waterfront Place. Just show up! 

How much does it cost to participate?

This entire event is completely free. 

I would like to register a group. Can I do that, or does each person need to register individually?

You can register up to 50 attendees under one registration and have the option to include each person's name and email address.

Do I have to register in advance?

Advance registration for our September 16 Recovery Walk is not required, but it is encouraged. Register to stay updated on the day’s events, help us estimate how many t-shirts to bring, and learn about volunteer and outreach opportunities.

Do I have to register at all?

Registration is not mandatory! Feel free to join us downtown on September 16, even if you prefer not to register. We appreciate registrants because it helps us anticipate the size of the event. But it's not required.

Can I make a financial gift to support the walk?

YES! Thank you for your support of this event. When you register, you can make an optional donation. You can than choose if you would like to donate in support of or in memory of someone. You can also make a donation by visiting pghrecoverywalk.org/donate. If your company would like to sponsor the event or host a table, please email info@pghrecoverywalk.org.

What are my transportation/parking options getting to the event?

Carpool and public transportation is encouraged. Downtown parking lots and metered street parking will be available.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Children and friendly dogs are more than welcome. Bring some pocket money to buy lunch from various food trucks.  (Water and coffee will be available to participants at no cost.)

How can I volunteer?

Please volunteer with us! There are numerous opportunities to help out, both in advance and day-of. Visit pghrecoverywalk.org/about/get-involved/ for more information and email info@pghrecoverywalk.org if you're interested. 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email info@pghrecoverywalk.org with any other questions. 

PLEASE NOTE: By registering, you agree:

  • I AGREE - I, for myself, my heirs, and executors, in consideration of any participation in PITTSBURGH RECOVERY WALK and Recovery Expo, hereafter called the event, hereby release and hold harmless IRETA and others connected with this event, including sponsors, cities, municipalities, employees, volunteers, or agents collectively called the event group, from any and all claims for damages or injuries which I may suffer in connection with the event. I hereby certify that I am in good condition and am able to walk in this event. Additionally, I will permit the use of my picture in broadcast, print, and other media. If you are under 18, a parent or guardian must agree to this waiver on your behalf. An adult must accompany children under 8 years of age.

About the organizer

The Pittsburgh Recovery Walk is organized by local groups who have generously dedicated their time to this important event. Workgroup partners include:

    • Allegheny County Department of Human Services
    • Allegheny County Health Department
    • Beaver County Behavioral Health
    • Community Care Behavioral Health
    • Duquesne University School of Pharmacy
    • Gateway Rehab
    • Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions (IRETA)
    • JADE Wellness Center
    • The Office of Pittsburgh City Council Member Bruce Kraus
    • Onala Recovery Center
    • Pathways to Care and Recovery
    • Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery (POWER)
    • Pregnancy Recovery Center at Magee
    • South Pittsburgh Opioid Action Coalition
    • Tadiso
    • Westmoreland Drug Overdose Task Force
    • Young People in Recovery of Allegheny County