There are a lot of things that East Nasties are doing behind the curtain, and away from the limelight.   One of those things is meeting with a group of women at 6 a.m. to run together and encourage them in their journey of recovery. Last weekend was the Heroes in Recovery 6k.   All the proceeds from the race benefitted The Next Door, and several East Nasties helped train some of the women from the Next Door to finish the race.   As a thank you, and to introduce more people to what they do, the Next Door would love to invite any and all East Nasties to a reception this Thursday.

Coaches and/or those who would like to learn more about this organization, please consider coming.   If you need any more convincing, read this East Nasty of the Week post  about one of the graduates from The Next Door, and how running has been a huge part of her story.

Read the invitation below, and then rsvp directly to Kate.



As a part of National Recovery Month during September, The Next Door invites any members of the East Nasty Running Club to come for a Reception to honor the women in recovery who trained and took part in the “Heroes in Recovery” 6K race. This reception is for any of the running trainers who supported TND women in getting ready for the race as well as anyone interested in learning more about The Next Door’s ministry. You’re invited to come for some healthy refreshments, to meet some of The Next Door’s courageous women in recovery and go on a tour of our new facility. Kids welcome too!

WHAT:                 Reception at The Next Door

WHEN:                 Thursday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:              The Next Door, 402 22nd Ave. North (at the corner of Charlotte and 22nd Ave.)

RSVP:                    Email Kate McKinnie at

If you are not familiar with The Next Door, it is a licensed, accredited treatment facility for women and their families impacted by addiction, mental illness, trauma and/or incarceration. The Next Door offers residential programs, outpatient services and a medically-monitored detox unit to care for each women struggling with substance abuse addiction who walks through the doors. With a new facility and expanded services this year, this treatment center opens the door to more and more women so they can get the healing and recovery support they need, with Christ-centered compassionate care. The Next Door is incredibly grateful for the partnership with East Nasty Running Club, so please come to learn about The Next Door’s scope of services, in case any woman in your life may need treatment from addiction. Bring a friend!

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