About the Race
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.*
*We do not offer registration refunds under any circumstance.
The 2015 Charity Beneficiary
The charity beneficiary for the Heroes in Recovery 6K Run/Walk is the Collegiate Recovery Community at the UNC Charlotte. They provide a nurturing, affirming environment in which students recovering from addictive disorders can successfully pursue academic, personal and professional goals for the purpose of enhancing their quality of life and becoming productive members of society.
The Collegiate Recovery program offers weekly 12 step meetings, experiential activities, peer-mentorship as well as volunteer opportunities where sober students serve their community, build friendships, develop a solid support system, and build a lifetime of fun, happy memories.
Be a Volunteer
Interested in helping out at the Heroes 6K Run/Walk in Charlotte, NC? Volunteers have the option to run the race, too! Each volunteer will receive a Heroes volunteer shirt at check-in.
Schedule of Events
You may only qualify to win in one category and must be present to receive your award.
Overall Male and Female Winners
First Place – $200
Second Place – $150
Third Place – $100
“Almost Podium” Fourth Place – $50
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:
0-6, 7-9, 10-14, 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 South Florida 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!
Coming soon! Photos will be posted after the event.