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Heroes in Recovery 6K – Leiper’s Fork 2017

September 9, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-5

The Leiper’s Fork Heroes in Recovery 6K is the original 6K event and a unique run/walk presented by 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. 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 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. These races inspire communities to support recovery and also to live healthy, active lifestyles.

Early: $25 (through 6/6/17)
Regular: $30 (6/7/17 – 8/1/17)
Late: $35 (8/2/17 – 9/8/17*) *9/7 & 9/8 reg at packet pick up only **
Race Day: $40 (9/9/17)
Wag & Run – Get a bandana for canine participant: $5 (through 9/8/17)

The charity beneficiary for this race is The Next Door . The Next Door is focused on enabling transformation in the lives of women in crisis. At The Next Door, the people, the program and the place all contribute to helping women who are re-entering society after incarceration, rehabilitation or homelessness. Their mission is to address the physical, mental and spiritual needs of women in crisis, equipping them for lives of wholeness and hope.

Interested in helping out at the Leiper’s Fork 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).

Virtual Runner Opportunity
If you can’t join us in Leiper’s Fork 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 Leiper’s Fork, TN 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 virtually supporting!

Schedule of Events
Online registration ends Wednesday, 9/6/17, at 7:00 pm.

Packet Pick Up/Walk Up Registration (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Thursday, September 7
Time: 2- 7:00 PM
Location: TBD

Packet Pick Up/Walk Up Registration (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Friday, September 8
Time: 2- 7:00 PM
Location: TBD

Race Day Registration/Packet Pick Up (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Location: Leiper’s Fork; 4141 Old Hillsboro Rd, Leiper’s Fork, TN
Walk Up Registration Opens: 6:30 AM – 7:45 AM
Race Start Time: 8 AM
Award Ceremony: 9:15 AM

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 Participant will receive:
A Finisher’s Medal upon crossing the Finish Line!
Tech Shirt (Women’s/Men’s Specific)
Post Race Nutrition


September 9, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Heroes in Recovery