The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) based in Van Nuys will be kicking off their first 5K this May 17th at Woodley Park

VAN NUYS, CA – The community is being invited to participate in the first of many 5K races being hosted by the NCADD.  Race Director Alma Huerta has been reaching out to local neighborhood councils and community leaders to get the word out and hopes for a huge turn out on May 17th.


“Join us on May 17th for our first 5k! We are pairing our 5k run/1k community walk with a community health resource fair after. The run starts at 8:00 am, and the resource fair will be available until 1:00 p.m. There will be food, music and community organizations for folks to check out once done with your run or walk! Best of all, everything is FREE!” said Alma Huerta.

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of the San Fernando Valley (NCADD-SFV) is a nonprofit community-based outpatient treatment center located in Van Nuys. Our goal is to aid in the active development of a community based prevention and educational process designed to modify social and economic patterns related to alcohol and other drug use within the community, promoting healthful behaviors, decisions and environments that will reduce or eliminate the problematic use of alcohol and other drugs.

Founded in the early 1970’s, the organization is dedicated to providing multiple levels of substance-use disorder (SUD) outpatient treatment services to those in need of recovery, as well as education and prevention services to schools and the community regarding the disease of alcoholism and drug dependence/abuse and the negative effects abuse /addiction has on the individual, their family, and their community.

To sign up for the race, please click on the link and follow the queues. (

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