The NYC Community Comes Together at the Shatterproof Rise Up Against Addiction 5K Walk/Run


2019 5K NYC - Team William


Shatterproof’s Rise Up Against Addiction 5K Walk/Run in New York City was held on Sunday, October 13th, the fourth in the 2019 event series. More than 3,000 supporters and participants joined together at Pier 84 in Manhattan to honor family and friends lost to addiction disease as well as to celebrate those navigating the journey of recovery.


2019 5K NYC - Warm up


The program began with an energizing warm-up session led by Brooklyn-based fitness instructor, Alec Gaston. Speakers included emcee Robin Gelfenbien, Shatterproof Ambassador Margaret Hanson, OASAS Chief Counsel Rob Kent, Plan Against Pain’s Dr. Sean McMillan, Shatterproof Director of Development Alicia Ball, and Shatterproof founder & CEO Gary Mendell.

2019 5K NYC - Gary Mendell


2019 5K NYC - Margaret Hanson


Participants kicked off the walk/run by collectively reciting the Shatterproof Pledge, led by Shatterproof founder and CEO, Gary Mendell. Sponsors included Alkermes, Indivior, Lightbox (AdScapes), Pacira - Plan Against Pain, UnitedHealth Group, AllMed Healthcare Management, Braeburn, Chubb, Emergent Biosolutions, Cigna, ICG Advisors, JP Morgan Chase, Lockton, Houlihan Lokey, Maltese Capital Management, Coherence Capital Partners, Family of Brian Mendell, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Loews Hotels, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, HG Vora Capital Management, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Aflac Global Investments, Goldman Sachs. 

2019 5K NYC - Shatter Stigma


This fall, Shatterproof will host a total of 7 Rise Up Against Addiction 5Ks around the country. The next event will be on Saturday, November 2nd in Atlanta, GA. For more information or to register for upcoming events, please visit  

2019 5K NYC - Team Teddy


2019 5K NYC - Walkers


2019 5K NYC - Bridges



2019 5K NYC - Slowstars


2019 NYC 5K - Race Winner


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