VINCENNES, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Dozens of residents came out to downtown Vincennes Saturday morning to run in support of those trying to turn their lives around.

Ryan’s Run for Recovery was started in honor of a Knox County Judge Ryan Johanningsmeier, that founded the county’s drug court. He was a runner himself and they thought this was one of the best ways to both honor him while supporting and spreading awareness for the thing he created while in office.

All of the money collected for this run go directly into the continued improvement of the drug court.

The drug court is a program that has changed the lives of many since its start, and it helps get people back on track that have fell into the path of addiction.

Travis Heath is a current participant in the Knox County Drug Court, and he said he is happy to see the community come out to support the initiative.

“Well, it brings out a lot of community involvement and it really helps with funding the drug program.”

The race included prizes for the top three male and female finishers along with free merchandise for all who participated in the race.

Officials for this race would like to thank all that participated in the race. They would also like to thank all of the law enforcement for their help in setting up and controlling the roads while the race was in place.