6k Race

Atlanta Heroes 6K

Atlanta, GA

July 22, 2017

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Heroes in Recovery
July
22
8:00 AM
Brook Run Park
4770 Georgia Way S
Atlanta, GA 30338

REGISTRATION*

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017 AT 5 P.M. (EST) PLEASE VISIT THE SCHEDULE TAB FOR WALK UP REGISTRATION LOCATION INFORMATION

Download printable/mail-in registration form (Postmark by July 7, 2017)

$1500 prize money

*We are unable to provide refunds or transfers to another participant, but can change your registration to a virtual runner (no difference in cost will be refunded for change).

 

ABOUT THE RACE

This race is a unique run/walk presented by Talbott Recovery and Foundations Atlanta, an outpatient treatment center of 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 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. Our 6K (3.728 mile) course winds through Brook Run Park of Dunwoody, GA. These races inspire communities to support recovery, and they also encourage people to live healthy, active lifestyles.

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

Join the movement. Run the race. Break the stigma!

The 2017 Charity Beneficiary

 

 

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.

Give a donation in any amount by clicking the “Donate Now” button or become a fundraising participant to get others involved in supporting our mission for the recovery community by clicking the image below and setting up a fundraising team.

 

Charity Graphic for Heroes6K

Be a Volunteer

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).

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Race Course

6K (3.728 mile) certified course in Brook Run Park. USATF Certification code GA17011DJ.

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Be mindful of the weather – start hydrating a minimum of two weeks prior to the event and consider carrying a personal hydration device. There will also be water stations on the course. 

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: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

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: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

**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.

Saturday, July 22, 2017:

  • Location: Brook Run Park
    • 4770 Georgia Way S, Dunwoody, GA
  • 7:00 a.m.: Event Opens  
  • 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.: Packet Pick Up/Race Day Walk up Registration
  • 8:00 a.m.: Race Start Time
  • 9:15 a.m.: Award Ceremony

PARKING: We would advise parking at Peachtree Middle School, 4664 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30338. **IMPORTANT: if parked inside Brook Run Park after 7:45 a.m. on race morning, you will not be able to leave the park until 9:30 a.m or until all of the participants are off of the race course.

Be mindful of the weather – start hydrating a minimum of two weeks prior to the event and consider carrying a personal hydration device. There will also be water stations on the course. Must be present to receive award. 

Results

2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017

Awards

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

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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 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

Event Photos

2016 Photos by official race photographer, True Speed Photo,  are available for free download! All photos, in chronological order are HERE !

To search for yourself by Finishing Time: Search!!

Pictures of the Awards can be seen here: Awards.

Pre-Race Pictures can be seen here: Pre-Race.

2017 Photos by official race photographer, True Speed Photo, will be available post race for free download HERE!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a time limit to complete the 6K?

Yes, please note that a 20 minute mile pace or faster is required for this event. This is equivalent to a consistently steady walk. If you fall below this pace, the race organizers can no longer guarantee course support. Aid Stations, medical support, portable toilets, and course closures will begin to become unavailable to participants. If you fall below this pace and are on an open road, you will need to move to the side/up on the sidewalk and obey regular traffic laws. Course cut off time for the finish is 1 hour and 15 minutes.

 

Can I walk the race?

Yes…runners and walkers are all welcome! Need help getting ready? Follow our training plan!

 

Are strollers welcome?

Yes, strollers are allowed. We recommend that strollers start at the back of the pack to avoid any trip hazards. 

 

Do kids run free?

No, all participants are required to register for the event.

 

Are dogs allowed?

Yes! We ask that runners/walkers with dogs keep their furry friends on a leash at all times during the event. There will be dog bowls with water near the post-race nutrition.

 

What activities are available for kids?

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! All are free and open to the public!

 

Can I pick up a friend’s packet?

Yes! You are welcome to pick up a race packet for someone else.

 

Do I need to be present to claim my award?

Yes, you must be present at the awards ceremony to collect your award. We do not mail awards.

 

Can I register on race day?

Yes! Walk up registration is available at both packet pick up and on race day. Cash or check only, please.

 

Where do I park on race day?

See Schedule of Events tab

 

Can I get a refund after I register?

We are unable to provide refunds or transfers to another participate, but we can change your registration to a virtual runner (no difference in cost will be refunded for change).

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