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Heroes in Recovery 6K – Atlanta 2017
July 22, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-4
The race is a unique run/walk presented by Foundations Recovery Network of Atlanta and Talbott Recovery. Our 6K (3.728 mile) course winds through Brook Run Park of Dunwoody, GA. 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. It takes a heroic effort to live clean and sober each day, and Heroes celebrates that effort. The sixth kilometer separates a Heroes 6K 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 they also encourage people to live healthy, active lifestyles.
Heroes in Recovery is honored to support Right Side Up which offers long-term residential drug and alcohol treatment for women with dependent children under the age of 13. Women need a safe, structured environment to develop the skills necessary to achieve lasting recovery. RSU’s services are designed to help clients obtain employment, restore relationships with their loved ones, retain and/or regain custody of their children, give birth to drug-free infants and become valuable, productive members of the community. MARR continues to set the standard in long-term, gender-specific addiction treatment for chemically dependent men and women. Dedicated staff members are committed to bringing each client lifelong recovery through intensive, high-quality programs that are centered on the therapeutic community model. They walk with clients for life.
Virtual Running Opportunity
If you can’t join us in Atlanta, GA for the Heroes In Recovery 6K, run/walk 6 kilometers virtually! Please complete your 6K run/walk by the end of the week following our Atlanta, GA Heroes in Recovery 6K and email us a verification. This can be a screen shot of your MapMyRun workout, a pic of your watch/gps results, a selfie at your finish, etc- and we’ll mail your swag the following week! Please send emails to heroes6K@frnmail.com and include your preferred mailing address and which 6K location you’re registered for.
Interested in helping out at the Atlanta Heroes 6K run/walk? Volunteers have the option to run the race, too! Each volunteer will receive a Heroes volunteer shirt at check-in. (Be sure to register for the run/walk if you plan to do both).
Schedule of Events
Thursday, July 20, 2017: Pre-Packet Pick-Up/Walk-Up Registration
Location: Road Runner Sports – Alpharetta
2140 Avalon Blvd, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Time: 2pm – 7pm
Friday, July 21, 2017: Pre-Packet Pick-Up/Walk-Up Registration
Location: Road Runner Sports – Atlanta
3756 Roswell Rd, NE Suite 16, Powers Ferry Square, Atlanta, GA 30342
Time: 2pm – 7pm
Saturday, July 22, 2017:
Location: Brook Run Park
4770 Georgia Way S, Dunwoody, GA
Event Opens: 7:00 AM
Race Start Time: 8:00 am
Award Ceremony: 9:15 am
BONUS! During in store packet pick up times, you’ll get $10 from Road Runner Sports to spend on anything you want in the store! Or join the VIP Family and save 25% on everything! Don’t miss out on this exclusive gift when you pick up your packet in store. Restrictions apply. See store for details.
You may only qualify to win in one category and must be present to receive your award.
First Place – $150
Second Place – $130
Third Place – $120
“Almost Podium” Fourth Place – $100
*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 (40+) 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, 75-79, 80+
Each Participant will receive:
A Finisher’s Medal upon crossing the Finish Line!
Tech Shirt (Women’s/Men’s Specific)
Post Race Nutrition