Falmouth woman runs from VT to Cape Cod to raise awareness for recovery

FALMOUTH, Mass. — Sarah Roberts runs mile after mile on her road to recovery.

The 35-year-old Falmouth woman ran from East Dorset, Vermont to her hometown on the Cape; 270 miles in just 14 days. She called it the WellStrong Run For Recovery.

“It’s been such a journey and I feel so blessed and so grateful for all of the support I’ve received along the way,” she said.

Sarah is a recovering alcoholic and has been sober for seven years. The goal of her run was to spread awareness on the stigma around addiction and shine a light on what people in recovery are capable of.

“We don’t spend enough time focusing enough time on all the amazing things people in recovery are doing and what recovery really looks like and rehabilitation looks like and how people rebuilt their lives and meeting potentials they never thought they could,” she said.

Sarah is program director at WellStrong. The recovery gym in Falmouth provides a safe space for recovering addicts and alcoholics to work out and connect in a healthy environment. During Sarah’s two-week journey, she never went a day running alone.

She was often joined by the recovery community, including when she finished her journey in Falmouth over the weekend where she was joined by dozens of supporters.

“Life on the other side of addiction can be really special and really amazing if we’re willing to put the work in,” she said.

Sarah said getting sober has been one of the biggest accomplishments of her life, but said she didn’t do it alone. To learn more about Sarah’s journey, or to donate to her mission, click here.

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