Events


Keep Going Workout Series

HIIT Class with Steph Strine

10:00AM – Arrive Wellness, 129 W 29th St, Second Floor

Interested in joining TEAM RELEASE?

TEAM RELEASE is hosting a volunteer online training event as a part of our official launch. Attendance is crucial if you are interested in working closely with us and our mission.

The training is in partnership CMC: Foundation for Change, who have built a workshop curriculum specific to volunteers interested in working with people struggling with substance use disorder.

The workshop will be on February 27th from 6-8 and it will be hosted virtually.

If you will be unable to attend but still wish to work with our team, please reach out to hannah@releaserecoveryfoundation.org to discuss alternate training options. 


Monday Night Run

Returning Spring 2024 – Stay Tuned

6:15PM – COLUMBUS CIRCLE TO CENTRAL PARK

Come and join our special Community in our Monday Night Tradition.  This is our weekly gathering where we come together to sweat, hang-out, share gratitude, and KEEP GOING!

  • Walk, Run, Hang Out
  • 3, 5, 6 mile options

Past Events


Nic Pagano LGBTQIA+ Scholarship Fund Benefit Concert: “Songs of Deep Emotion and Bright Light”

On January 25, 2024, we hosted our 2nd annual Nic Pagano LGBTQIA+ Scholarship Fund Benefit Concert at City Winery, featuring performances from the B-52’s Kate Pierson, John Sebastian, Jennie Muldaur, Martha Redbone, Jimmy Vivino, Willie Nile, Joseph Arthur, and Music Director Rich Pagano. We raised more than $50,000 for the Nic Pagano Fund, which provides scholarships for substance use disorder and mental health treatment to those in the LGBTQIA+ community who need treatment but otherwise can’t afford it. Check out CBS’ coverage of the concert HERE


Family Workshop with CMC: Foundation for Change

Friday, January 5, 2024

This free event was held for family members of a loved one who is struggling, in recovery, or simply for those who want to learn more. Based on the Invitation to Change Approach (ITC), which centers understanding, awareness, and action, the workshop provided families with evidence-based practices to help foster an environment in which positive change is more likely to happen while lifting up best practices to maintain self-care during your loved one’s recovery journey.


2023 NYC Marathon

On Sunday, November 5th, our 100-member Release Foundation team not only accomplished the feat of running 26.2 miles flying our flag in the world’s largest marathon; but with every stride, they raised money for life-saving substance use disorder and mental health treatment for those who need it but can’t afford it. All in, $600,000 was raised for the Release Foundation scholarship fund!

It was an incredible NYC Marathon weekend from start to finish. We want to give a huge thank you to Under Armour for outfitting our team, making a generous donation, and partnering on both our electric cheer station and Shakeout Run. On November 4th, 500 people joined us for our Shakeout Run in Central Park! Huge thanks to UA, Citius Mag, and Kodiak Cakes for helping us bring so many people together — community is at the core of everything we do.


SoulCycle Charity Ride

On Sunday, October 22nd, 60 people joined us for the 3rd Annual Soul Cycle x Release Ride! We raised $15,000 in the name of recovery and in support of the Release Foundation scholarship fund. In partnership with Neinstein Plastic Surgery, we have raised $75,000 through these Soul Cycle rides. Can’t wait to see what Season 4 of Sober Cycle brings!d.


We’ll Wear The Weight

On Saturday, October 14th, nearly 100 people rucked 8 miles throughout New York City to raise money for the Release Foundation scholarship fund. In total, nearly $70,000 was raised. Thanks to Michael Chernow, Kreatures of Habit, and Go Ruck for helping us put on this incredible event.


The Speed Project Documentary Screening

In late March, a team of HEROES descended upon Southern California to take on the challenge of a lifetime – The Speed Project.  Over 48 hours on their 340-mile journey from LA to LV memories were made, lives were changed, and funds were raised!  And it was all documented.


Absence of Proof Community Kickoff

On Tuesday, August 22nd, the Release Foundation hosted a zero-proof party in collaboration with Absence of Proof, featuring zero-proof cocktails, decadent desserts, and live music to bring people together and showcase how you can still have the quintessential NYC nightlife social experience – even if removing alcohol from your life or taking a night off.