Odyssey House Speed Freaks - Supporting entries for Runners and walkers.

$3,380 donated
Given by 69 generous donors in over a year

Generating funds to support our residents on their running journey.


'Running with The Speed Freaks has helped change my life.' Leo Coles.

Our recent resident Leo, has embraced running and within a year has gone from zero to running a 75 km Ultra in the Christchurch Port Hills.

We currently have two residents training for their first half marathon and runners and walkers ready for our local city to surf.

Our runners and walkers train 2 - 3 times a week, supported by volunteer coaches.

Funds raised support race entries. Cheers and support at the start and finish line is the magic that keeps us 'running for recovery'

About us

Our mission is to improve the wellbeing of individuals, family and community affected by addiction, mental health and related issues.

Odyssey House Christchurch – Journey of Wellbeing

Use of funds

Shoes, Entry Fees, running gear.

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Latest update

Still running and walking for recovery.  12 March 2021

We have reopened our page at the request of individuals wanting to donate towards event entries for our runners and walkers.

We have been blessed here in NZ to be able to continue to enter events at a time where the rest of the world have not been able to, and The Speed Freaks have been keen to focus on their next one, and the next one.

Thank you to all those that cheer us on.

See you on the start line.

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Latest donations

Kimberley on 03 Feb 2021
Nicole on 02 Feb 2021
Sobriety plus running makes for a good life. With you in spirit.
Helena on 01 Feb 2021
Well done on a great finish to the race Leo and for graduating from rehab. Wishing you all the best.
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Guest Donor on 30 Jan 2021
Frankie on 30 Jan 2021
You got this!

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