6k Race

Leiper's Fork Heroes 6K

Leiper’s Fork, TN

September 9, 2017

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8:00 AM
Historic Leiper's Fork
4141 Old Hillsboro Road
Leiper's Fork, TN 37064


$1500 prize money

Online registration ends Wednesday, 9/6/17, at 7:00 pm.

Download Printable/Mail-In Registration (postmark by August 25, 2017)


The Leiper’s Fork Heroes in Recovery 6K  is the original 6K event and a unique 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. 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 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. These races inspire communities to support recovery and also to live healthy, active lifestyles.

*We do not offer registration refunds under any circumstance.

The 2017 Charity Beneficiary

The charity beneficiary for this race is The Next Door . The Next Door is focused on enabling transformation in the lives of women in crisis. At The Next Door, the people, the program and the place all contribute to helping women who are re-entering society after incarceration, rehabilitation or homelessness. Their mission is to address the physical, mental and spiritual needs of women in crisis, equipping them for lives of wholeness and hope.

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 Leiper’s Fork 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

6K (3.728 mile) out-and-back course starting and finishing near downtown Leiper’s Fork. The course starts on Floyd Road (just off Old Hillsboro Rd) and turns around at Bailey Road.

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Schedule of Events

Online registration ends Wednesday, 9/6/17, at 7:00 pm.

Packet Pick Up/Walk Up Registration (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Thursday, September 7
Time: 2- 7:00 PM
Location: Fleet Feet Green Hills – 3900 Hillsboro Pike #18, Nashville, TN 37215

Packet Pick Up/Walk Up Registration (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Friday, September 8
Time: 2- 7:00 PM
Location: Fleet Feet Brentwood – 330 Franklin Rd #262b, Brentwood, TN 37027

Race Day Registration/Packet Pick Up (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Location: Leiper’s Fork; 4141 Old Hillsboro Rd, Leiper’s Fork, TN
Walk Up Registration Opens: 6:30 AM – 7:45 AM
Race Start Time: 8 AM
Award Ceremony: 9:15 AM


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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 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 Leiper’s Fork 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!


Event Photos and Media Coverage

2016 Photos *

Finish Line sorted by time

General Event

*To Download All Photos:

1. Select the gallery

2. Click “SELECT PHOTOS” button in top right of screen.

3. Click the “Select: All” button in top left of screen.

4. Click the “DOWNLOAD” button in top right of screen. 

To Download Specific Photos:

1. Select the gallery

2. Click “SELECT PHOTOS” button in top right of screen.

3. Click on the photos you’d like to download (a check mark will appear on photos selected).

4. Click the “DOWNLOAD” button in top right of screen. 


2015 Photos

Media Coverage

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