6k Race

Austin Heroes 6K

Austin, TX

December 2, 2017

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

REGISTRATION*$1500 prize money

Download printable/mail-in registration form (Postmark by May 26, 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 do not offer registration refunds under any circumstance.



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

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

Charity Beneficiary coming soon!

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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Schedule of Events

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

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

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

Date: December 2nd, 2017

Location: Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park

Walk Up Registration Opens: 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM

Race Start Time: 8 AM

Kid’s Activities Immediately following Race Start

9:15 AM Awards Presentation

Kid’s Activities:
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! Games vary by location; all are free and open to the public!

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.


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

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First Place – $200
Second Place – $150
Third Place – $100
“Almost Podium” Fourth Place – $50

*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 Participant will receive:

  • A Custom Finisher’s Medal upon crossing the Finish Line!
  • Tech Tank (Women’s/Men’s Specific)
  • Reusable Bag
  • Souvenir Bib
  • 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.


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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