Heroes in Recovery 6K – Palm Springs 2018
January 28 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
The Palm Springs Heroes in Recovery 6K is a unique run/walk presented by and Michael’s House. 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.
Be a Volunteer
Interested in helping out at the Palm Springs 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
Pricing Schedule: Online registration closes Thursday January 25 @ 5pm!
Pre-Packet Pick Up/Walk Up Registration (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Friday, January 26 , 2018
Location: Running Wild | 611 S Palm Canyon Dr #10, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
**Receive 20% off all regular-priced, in-store merchandise during Friday and Saturday by showing your race bib**
Race Day Registration/Packet Pick Up (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Location: Michael’s House Outpatient Center at The Corridor | 515 N Palm Canyon Dr.,
Palm Springs, CA
Walk Up Registration Time: 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM
Race Start Time: 8 AM
Award Ceremony: 9:00 AM
Kid’s Activities :
After race participants cross the start line, kid’s activities will begin. Family friendly fun such as caricaturing drawing and face painting can be found in the festival area, and several kid’s only contests will be hosted by the announcer! Contests will range from hula hooping, to ring toss, to a super fun dance-off! Games vary by location; all are free and open to the public!
Awards & Results
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 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, 80-84, 85+
Each Participant will receive:
A Finisher’s Medal upon crossing the Finish Line!
Tech Shirt (Women’s/Men’s Specific)
Post Race Nutrition