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Heroes in Recovery 6K – South Florida 2017

June 3, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Foundations Recovery Network and Medivance Billing Service presents the fourth annual South Florida Heroes in Recovery 6K walk/run at the Huizenga Plaza in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Register with your family and friends to join this run/walk through the streets of Ft. Lauderdale and along the riverfront to break the social stigma with addiction and mental health disorders.

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.

Charity Beneficiary
The charity beneficiary for this race is Fellowship Foundation, a non-profit (501c3) recovery community organization (RCO) located in South Florida. Fellowship Foundation’s goal is to help those in recovery maintain and sustain their recovery regardless of their pathway. They provide peer-based Recovery Support Services (RSS), community education, outreach programs and recovery-focused activities.

Interested in helping out at the Heroes 6K Run/Walk in South Florida? 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
If you can’t join us in Ft. Lauderdale for the Heroes in Recovery 6K, run or walk six kilometers virtually! Send us your picture of participation and/or watch/gps results of your 6K experience wherever you are and we will send you your finishers medal and commemorative race tech shirt! Please send emails to heroes6K@frnmail.com and include your preferred mailing address and which 6K location you’re supporting virtually.

Schedule of Events

Pre-Packet Pick Up/Registration
Date: Friday, June 2, 2017
Time: 3:00pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Runner’s Depot | 1489 SE 17th St | Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

** Receive special in store savings during packet pick up hours!**

Parking Information:
City Park Garage (150 SE 2 ST) down the street on SE 1 AV, the closest to Huizenga Plaza. The meters are $1.25 per hour and can be paid at the meter or use the Pay By Phone App. Pay By Phone’s the best since you can add money to the meter from your phone.

Event Day June 3, 2017
Location: Huizenga Plaza | 32 E Las Olas Blvd | Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
6:30am – 7:15am Packet Pick Up/Race Day Walk up Registration (Cash/check only please)
7:30 am Run/Walk Begins
9:00 am Awards Presentation

You may only qualify to win in one category and must be present to receive your award.

Create a team of 4 or more and be entered to win top team placement! The top 4 teams will be determined by the top 4 finishers that cross the line from your team!! Download your 8 week training plan and prepare!

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+

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


June 3, 2017
7:30 am - 12:00 pm


Huizenga Plaza
1 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 United States


Heroes in Recovery