6k Race

Charlotte Heroes 6K

Charlotte, NC

June 10, 2017

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Heroes in Recovery
June
10
8:00 AM
McAlpine Creek Park
Monroe Road Entrance
8711 Monroe Rd
Charlotte, NC 28212

REGISTRATION*

$1500 prize money

Online registration closes at 11:59pm on Thursday, June 8th

Download printable/mail-in registration form (Postmark by May 26, 2017)
*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

The Heroes in Recovery Charlotte 6K is a unique run/walk presented by Black Bear Lodge and Foundations Recovery Network

Black Bear Lodge focuses on addressing all the concerns that a patient brings to substance use and/mental health treatment; meeting people where they are, developing comprehensive, individualized plans and allowing patients to create and achieve their personal goals in recovery.
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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.

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 Hope Haven Inc of Charlotte through 6K fundraising efforts! Hope Haven provides residential aftercare services through four facilities for more than 300 men, women, and families annually. We are dedicatedto helping people in recovery rebuild their lives by providing them with a safe and supportive environment with specialized services allowing residents to receive counseling, obtain essential job skills, and reconnect with family and society while achieving a healthy and stable recovery leading to self-sufficiency. For the past 40 years, Hope Haven’s sole purpose has been to break the cycle of homelessness and addiction in our community.

 

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Be a Volunteer

Interested in helping out at the Charlotte 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

The 6K course takes you through McAlpine Creek Park’s cross country course and greenway paths. The course is fairly flat with some small rolling hills.

Charlotte Heroes 6K Race map

 

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Schedule of Events

Pre-Packet Pick Up/Walk Up Registration (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Friday, June 9, 2017
Location: Charlotte Running Company – Dilworth Gardens Shopping Center, 1412 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
Time: 2:00 PM -7:00 PM

Race Day Registration/Packet Pick Up (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Location: McAlpine Creek Park, 8711 Monroe Rd Charlotte, NC 28212
Walk Up Registration Time: 6:30 AM – 7:45 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.

Results

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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 – 1st – 4th 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 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

Coming soon! Photos will be posted after the event.

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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