Narconon® Fresh Start Staff Run in the Say No to Drugs Race

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Narconon Fresh Start rehabilitation staff members run in the 11th Annual Say No to Drugs Race and are acknowledged on stage for their efforts in the fight against drug abuse.

On Sunday, Dec 4, several staff members from Narconon Fresh Start Drug Rehabilitation and Education group ran in the 11th Annual Say No to Drugs Race, which is a 10K and 5K road race and fun run held in the back lots of Universal Studios. There are many past and present sponsors of the race including Southwest Airlines, Wells Fargo, Toyota and Honda among the many others. The proceeds from this race benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Burbank and the Greater East Valley, The Foundation for a Drug Free World and Narconon Drug Prevention and Education. These funds help thousands of children not only say no to drugs, but really understand why they should say no to drugs.

The Master of Ceremonies was radio personality, Richard Blade who did a fantastic job hosting the event. There were around 3500 race participants (including the 5K Fun Run and Kids Fun Run) and many more supporters attending the race. Also, there were many informational booths from Narconon Drug Prevention, the Boys and Girls Club, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Agency and many more.

The course wound through the back lot of the studio and down several hills and through some of Hollywood’s most famous sets, including the Bates Motel, Spartacus Square, Jaws, Little Mexico, Whoville, War of the Worlds and more. All of the sites from the sets made for a very entertaining race for the participants. One participant said, “It was really fun to run through the War of the Worlds set, because we got to pretend that we were running for our lives, which was really funny”.

Afterward, Narconon staff members were brought up on stage and honored for their dedication in the fight against drug addiction. The staff at Narconon Fresh Start plans on bringing many more participants to support these great causes at next year’s race. For more information, on the Narconon Fresh Start Drug Rehabilitation and Education Program, please go to or call 855-411-REHAB .

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