It takes a heroic effort to live clean and sober each day, and Heroes 6K celebrates that effort. The sixth kilometer separates a Heroes race from a typical 5K to symbolize the extra effort it takes to sustain recovery. The six kilometers also represent the six letters in the word HEROES. These races inspire communities to support recovery and also to live healthy, active lifestyles.
Foundations Recovery Network’s mission is to be the leader in evidence-based, integrated treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders through clinical services, education and research. The Heroes in Recovery movement started because according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 20 million people needed substance abuse treatment last year and did not receive it. About 10 million Americans did not receive needed mental healthcare. The stigma associated with substance abuse and mental health disorders creates a significant barrier to individuals and families seeking help.
We are so excited to have you join us for the Heroes in Recovery 6K presented by Foundations Recovery Network on Sunday, Dec 20 2015 at the Riparian Preserve at 9am.
This is a dog friendly event, but you must start in the back for the safety of all. Dogs must remain on leash at all times and be cleaned up after, please. If you registered for the Wag & Run category for $5 your pup will receive a race bandana. These are not required in order to bring your dog- but are available because we know even our 4 legged running buddies want good swag! They will be available at packet pick up on Saturday as well as at the event on Sunday morning.
We will provide one hydration stop on the course at approximately 3K and another at the finish line; water will be served at both.
Each registered participant will receive:
~A colorful finisher’s medal upon crossing the finish line!
~A women’s/men’s specific tech t-shirt (You may exchange your tshirt size AFTER the event depending upon availability.
~Chip-timing by Start Line Racing
~Delicious post-race nutrition!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Online Registration CLOSES TBD (Price $35)
Saturday, Dec 19 (Price $35)
You can still register at Packet Pick Up
Location: Sole Sports
1006 E Warner Rd #104, Tempe, AZ 85284
Sunday Dec 20th RACE DAY (Price $40)
You can pick up your packets and register on Saturday morning(CASH/CHECK ONLY), but we highly recommend coming to Sole Sports on Saturday to avoid lines.
Walk Up Registration Packet Pick Up:
7:30 -8:30 am
RUN/WALK starts at 9:00 AM
Award Ceremony to start no later than 10:15 AM, but we will try to get started as soon as possible with Overall results.
The 2015 Charity Beneficiary is the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilation Center. The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Centers (ARC’s) form the largest network of rehabilitation programs in the nation. Their purpose is to help men and women overcome serious life problems, such as drug and alcohol dependencies. Development of good work ethic and other responsible behaviors is encouraged. Spiritual growth and moral regeneration brings hope, purpose and meaning to their lives.Through donations, the Church Health Center serves the communities of Memphis, Tennessee, with core values of trust, compassion, commitment and quality.
Event will be held rain or shine; see you at the finish line!
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