6k Race

Charlotte Heroes 6K

Charlotte, NC

September 27, 2015

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Heroes in Recovery
8:00 AM
University Research Park
10101 David Taylor Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262


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  • Early Registration: $25.00 (through July 26, 2015)
  • Registration: $30.00 (July 27 – Sept 6, 2015)
  • Late Registration: $35 (Sept 7 – Sept 26, 2015)
  • Race Day Registration: $40 (Sept 27, 2015)
  • Wag & Run- Get a Bandana for K9 Participant:$5 (through Sept 27, 2015)
  • Individual (Virtual Runner): $25 (through Sept 25, 2015)
    • Virtual Runner / Walker Participation:If you can’t join us in Charlotte, NC for the Heroes In Recovery 6K, run/walk 6 kilometer virtually! Please complete your 6K run/walk by the end of the week following our Charlotte, NC Heroes in Recovery 6K and email us a verification. This can be a screen shot of your MapMyRun workout, a pic of your watch/gps results, a selfie at your finish, etc- and we’ll mail your swag the following week!

      Please send emails to sarah.shearer@frnmail.com and include your preferred mailing address.

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.

Click Sponsorship Opportunities for review and please contact: heroes6k@frnmail.com

The 2015 Charity Beneficiary

CRC_PuzzleMarkThe 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.

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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.

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Race Course

The 6K course takes you through University Research Park’s tree covered paved streets. The course is fairly flat with some small rolling hills.

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Schedule of Events

Pre-Packet Pick Up/Walk Up Registration (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015
Location: Charlotte Running Company – Dilworth Gardens Shopping Center, 1412 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
Time: 11am – 4:45pm

**Receive 10% off your purchase during Charlotte Running Company’s packet pick up hours. 

Race Day Registration/Packet Pick Up (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2015
Location: University Research Park, 10101 David Taylor Drive Charlotte, NC 28262
Walk Up Registration Time: 6:30 AM – 7:45 AM
Race Start Time: 8 AM
Award Ceremony: 9:00 AM


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 – 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 Participant will receive:

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



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