Robin McGeough is an endurance athlete who recently biked through Reno on a thousand-plus mile ride to raise awareness and funds for those in addiction recovery. Run4Recovery is a cycling trek over 18 days, crossing three states and 1,124 miles. McGeough started his journey Oct. 7 in Portland, OR, and will arrive in Covina, CA, on Oct. 24. He recently rode through Reno, making a stop at Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital.
McGeough has been in addiction recovery for 25 years and is the Director of Clinical Dependency Services at Aurora Charter Oak hospital in Covina, CA, a sister facility to Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital. He started Run4Recovery more than 10 years ago, as a run. As the distance increased each year, the event is now a bike ride and fundraiser for the non profit Puente House Foundation. The foundation offers scholarships to assist those in recovery to pay for sober living housing in their community. All funds raised in Reno will stay in Reno.
“I started the Run4Recovery to give hope to those suffering from addiction,” said McGeough. “I do this for the addict who can’t see any way out of addiction.”
Contributions to support for those needing financial assistance for sober living can be made at https://run4recovery.com/