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6k Race

Leiper's Fork Heroes 6K

Leiper’s Fork, TN

September 8, 2018


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8:00 AM
Historic Leiper's Fork
Leiper's Fork, TN 37064


The Leiper’s Fork Heroes in Recovery 6K  is the original 6K event and a unique run/walk presented by Foundations Nashville, an outpatient treatment center of 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.

Each registered participant will receive:

  • A finisher’s medal upon crossing the finish line!
  • Heroes 6K race shirt
  • Souvenir bib
  • Re-usable 6K bag
  • Post race nutrition


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

To review levels and pricing for 2018 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jordan Young at [email protected] for more details.

The 2018 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, 9/5/18, at 7:00 p.m.

Packet Pick Up/Walk Up Registration (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Thursday, September 6
Time: 2-7:00 p.m.
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 7
Time: 2-7:00 p.m.
Location: Fleet Feet Brentwood – 330 Franklin Rd #262B, Brentwood, TN 37027

Race Day Registration/Packet Pick Up (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Location: Leiper’s Fork; Leiper’s Fork, TN
Walk Up Registration Opens: 6:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Race Start Time: 8 a.m.
Award Ceremony: 9:15 a.m.


2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016

View 2017 results HERE!


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

Overall Male and Female Winners

First Place
Second Place
Third Place

Overall Masters Male and Female Winners

First Place
Second Place
Third Place

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+

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

Event Photos and Media Coverage

2017 Photos*

*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. 

2016 Photos 

Finish Line sorted by time

General Event

2015 Photos

Media Coverage

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.

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.


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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