Positive Directions will start its third annual 5K "Walk the Walk for Prevention & Recovery" at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Sherwood Island State Park. Registration will begin at 9 a.m.

The event will include a post-walk barbecue, a best dog-costume contest and a raffle.

Proceeds from the walk will support Positive Directions' treatment and counseling services for children, adolescents and families who may not have other accessible treatment options.

Prior to the start of the walk, Positive Directions will present its Community Recognition Award to Larry Kudlow, anchor of CNBC's primetime "The Kudlow Report" and host of radio program "The Larry Kudlow Show."

People may register to participate in the walk, sponsoring a walk route sign, volunteer or sponsor a walker with a pledge or donation.

For information or to register, visit www.active.com/donate/walkthewalk2011 or call Positive Directions at 203-227-7644, ext. 125.