The 2021 Addiction Policy Forum Pillar of Excellence Award in Recovery is awarded to Catra Corbett.
Presented annually, this award is to honor those in the field who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and devotion to improve our response to addiction and the opioid crisis nationwide
After struggling with addiction at an early age and finding herself in jail, Catra Corbett chose to drop everything and move back in with her mother. One day, she decided to start running and has never looked back. Since then, Catra is the first American woman to run over one hundred miles or more on more than one hundred occasions and the first to run one hundred and two hundred miles in the Ohlone Wilderness. Additionally, she holds the fastest known double time for the 425-miles long John Muir Trail after completing the distance in twelve days, four hours, and fifty-seven minutes. Catra has written a book titled Reborn on the Run where she shared her story from battling addiction to running ultramarathons.
Corbett's strength in sharing her recovery story is inspiring many others to find alternative ways to combat a substance use disorder. Reborn on the Run is a compelling story showing how running can lead to positive personal growth and be used as an outlet for those struggling with their mental health or a substance dependence.
To hear from Catra regarding her recovery journey, watch the video below.
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