6k Race

Austin Heroes 6K

Austin, TX

December 2, 2017

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Heroes in Recovery
December
02
8:00 AM
Walter E Long Metropolitan Park
6620 Blue Bluff Rd
Austin, TX 78724

REGISTRATION*

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30th, AT 5:00 P.M.

$1500 prize money

Download printable/mail-in registration form (Postmark by November 15, 2017)
  • Early Registration: $25.00 (through August 28, 2017)
  • Registration: $30.00 (August 29 – October 23, 2017)
  • Late Registration: $35 (October 24 – December 1, 2017)
  • Race Day Registration: $40 (December 2, 2017)
  • Wag & Run – Get a Bandana for K9 Participant: $5 (Now – December 2, 2017)
  • Virtual Runner: $25 (Now – December 1, 2017)
    • If you can’t join us at Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park for the Heroes in Recovery 6K, run/walk six kilometers virtually! Send us a selfie of your participation in the 6K experience wherever you are and we will send you your finishers medal and commemorative race tech shirt! Don’t forget to include which 6K location your virtually supporting! Unless you specify otherwise, we will feature your photo on our social media page.
*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).

Those who have pre registered will receive a FREE parking pass at packet pick up for race day. Otherwise, parking at the park is $10

 

ABOUT THE RACE

The Austin Heroes race is a unique 6K run/walk presented by Awakenings Recovery and  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.

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.

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!

To review levels and pricing for 2017 sponsorship opportunities, download our sponsorship form. You may also contact Jordan Young at [email protected] for more details.

The 2017 Charity Beneficiary

 

Austin Recovery is the charity beneficiary for the Austin Heroes 6K. Austin Recovery is a community-based, compassionate provider of substance use disorder treatment for individuals and families seeking to build a life free of drugs and alcohol. They have been serving the Austin and surrounding areas since 1967.

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.

 

Be a Volunteer

Interested in helping out at the Austin 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

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Austin Heroes 6K race course

 

Glass, styrofoam, and smoking are prohibited in all parks

Schedule of Events

Pre-Packet Pick Up/Walk Up Registration (Cash/Check Only Please)

Date: Friday, December 1, 2017

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Fleet Feet Round Rock, 3750 Gattis School Rd #500, Round Rock, TX 78664

Date: Friday, December 1, 2017

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Location: Austin Recovery, 4201 South Congress, Ste 202, Austin, TX 78745

Race Day Packet Pick Up/Walk Up Registration (Cash/Check Only Please)

Date: December 2, 2017

Location: Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park

Walk Up Registration Opens: 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.

Race Start Time: 8 a.m.

9:15 a.m. Awards Presentation

Parking

Those who have pre registered will receive a FREE parking pass for race day. Otherwise, parking is $10

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.

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 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, 75-59, 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

Coming soon!

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.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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