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Heroes in Recovery 6K – Arizona 2017
December 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Arizona Heroes race is a unique 6K run/walk presented by Calvary Healing Center, a member of Foundations Recovery Network. 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.
Heroes in Recovery has a simple mission: to eliminate the social stigma that keeps individuals with addiction and mental health issues from seeking help, to share stories of recovery for the purpose of encouragement and inspiration, and to create an engaged sober community that empowers people to get involved, give back, and live healthy, active lives.
It takes a heroic effort to live clean and sober each day, and a 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.
Heroes in Recovery 6K is proud to announce that the 2017 charity beneficiary for the Arizona event is Step One, Inc. Step One’s mission is to introduce a 12-Step-based program to newly sober individuals in a clean, safe environment. People rarely quit abusing drugs and alcohol without getting the proper care and support, but many people cannot afford to go to a rehab facility. This is where Step One offers support with a 90-day treatment program that requires clients to get a 12-Step sponsor and attend one 12-Step meeting daily. Clients must also be willing to get a home group and a service commitment. All of Step One’s staff members are in recovery and are more than willing to teach new clients about how the program works.
Interested in helping out at the Heroes 6K Run/Walk in Gilbert, AZ? Volunteers have the option to run the race, too! Each volunteer will receive a Heroes volunteer shirt at check-in.
See Heroes6K.com for updated schedule information!
Awards & Results
You may only qualify to win in one category and must be present to receive your award.
First Place – $200
Second Place – $150
Third Place – $100
“Almost Podium” Fourth Place – $50
*If you are 40+ years old and are the fourth overall person to cross the finish line – you will be placed as the Overall “Almost Podium” Fourth Place winner.
Overall Masters Male and Female Winners
First Place – $100
Second Place – $75
Third Place – $50
“Almost Podium” Fourth Place – $25
Other award categories – Age Group Awards Male/Female:
10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-59, 80+
Each registered participant will receive:
A finisher’s medal upon crossing the finish line!
Race tech tank (women’s/men’s specific)
Re-usable 6K bag
Post race nutrition