Run for Recovery 5K planned for Sept. 14 | The Village Family Service Center

The Village Family Service Center

Run for Recovery 5K planned for Sept. 14

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

FARGO – The Michael Kaspari Memorial Run for Recovery will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Lindenwood Park in Fargo.

The run supports First Step Recovery, a nonprofit chemical dependency treatment center in Fargo and a program of The Village Family Service Center. This year’s event was renamed in honor of Michael Kaspari, co-founder of First Step, who passed away in April following a fall in his home.

The event includes a 5K run/walk, 3K run/walk, and 1K kids and family fun run/walk. All proceeds benefit the Family Program of First Step Recovery.

Race registration is $10 to $25. Participants can sign up at For more information, call (701) 451-5033.

The Village is based in Fargo and has offices in 15 communities across North Dakota and Minnesota. Its programs and services include counseling, addiction treatment, in-home family therapy, mentoring, adoption services, pregnancy counseling, truancy intervention, financial counseling, employee assistance programs, and business training.

The Village’s mission is to improve the quality of life through services designed to strengthen individuals, families, and organizations. We are accredited by the Council on Accreditation and are a United Way Community Partner.