6k Race

Atlanta Heroes 6K

Atlanta, GA

July 22, 2017

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Heroes in Recovery
Brook Run Park
4770 Georgia Way S
Atlanta, GA 30338


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).


The race is a unique run/walk presented by Foundations Recovery Network of Atlanta and Talbott Recovery. Our 6K (3.728 mile) course winds through Brook Run Park of Dunwoody, GA. 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.

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: 2pm – 7pm

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: 2pm – 7pm

Saturday, July 22, 2017:

  • Location: Brook Run Park
    • 4770 Georgia Way S, Dunwoody, GA
  • Event Opens: 7:00 AM
  • Race Start Time: 8:00 am
  • Award Ceremony: 9:15 am

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.



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. 


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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 Participant will receive:

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

Virtual Runner / Walker Participation:

If you can’t join us in Atlanta 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 wherever you are and we will send you your finisher’s medal and commemorative race tech shirt!

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.

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