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Heroes in Recovery 6K – San Diego 2017

November 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-8

The San Diego Heroes race is a unique 6K run/walk presented by Southern California’s Recovery Centers (SCRC) and Foundations San Diego, an outpatient treatment center of Foundations Recovery Network.

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.

This event is a smoke-free, pet-free event according to the regulations of San Diego Parks and Recreations.

Turning Point Home was founded in 1970 by a small group of dedicated individuals who were concerned about the lack of resources in our community for alcoholic women. Located on the edge of San Diego’s Golden Hill park, the Turning Point Home is a community-based, peer-oriented, residential recovery home which provides shelter, food and recovery services to alcoholic women. They support these women in achieving long-term sobriety in a safe, supportive and structured alcohol/drug-free environment through guidance and education.
Please consider partnering with us in supporting this local non-profit organization.

Interested in helping out at the San Diego Heroes 6K Run/Walk at De Anza Cove Park in Mission Bay? 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).

6K (3.728 miles) certified course in De Anza Cove Park. USATF Certification Code: CA15064RS

Packet Pick Up/Walk Up Registration
Date: Friday, November 17, 2017
Location: Road Runner Sports | 5553 Copley Dr, San Diego, CA 9211
Time: 2 PM – 7 PM

Race Day Registration/Packet Pick Up
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Location: De Anza Cove Park, Mission Bay | 3000 N Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
Walk Up Registration Time: 7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Race Start Time: 9 AM
Award Ceremony: 10:00 AM

PARKING: There is plenty of free parking available inside the park.

Early Registration: $25 (through August 27, 2017)
Registration: $30 (August 28 – October 15, 2017)
Late Registration: $35 (October 16 – November 17, 2017)
Race Day Registration: $40 (November 18, 2017)

Virtual Runner
Individual (Virtual Runner): $25
If you can’t join us in San Diego for the Heroes In Recovery 6K, run/walk 6 kilometer virtually! Send us your picture of participation and/or watch/GPS results of your 6K experience, to heroes6k@frnmail.com, wherever you are and we will send you your finisher’s medal and commemorative race tech shirt!

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:

0-9, 10-14, 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 registered participant will receive:

A finisher’s medal upon crossing the finish line!
Race tech tank (women’s/men’s specific)
Souvenir bib
Re-usable 6K bag
Post race nutrition


November 18, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Heroes in Recovery