955 Bella Vista Drive
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 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 2015 Charity Beneficiary
The local charity beneficiary for this race is Phoenix Multisport, which fosters a supportive, physically active community for individuals who are recovering from alcohol and substance abuse and those who choose to live a sober life. Through such pursuits as climbing, hiking, running, swimming, road and mountain biking, and other activities, Phoenix Multisport seeks to help their members develop and maintain the emotional strength they need to stay sober.
Be a Volunteer
Interested in helping out at the Heroes 6K Run/Walk in Louisville, CO? Volunteers have the option to run the race, too! Each volunteer will receive a Heroes volunteer shirt at check-in.
The 6K course takes you through Community Park in Louisville, CO. Participants will run/ walk a course combing park paths and surrounding roads.
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.
Schedule of Events
Pre-Packet Pick Up/Walk Up Registration (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Friday, July 31, 2015
Race Day Registration/Packet Pick Up (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015
Location: Louisville Community Park, 955 Bella Vista Drive, Louisville, CO 80027
Walk Up Registration Time: 6:30 AM – 7:45 AM
Race Start Time: 8 AM
Award Ceremony: 9:30 AM
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 Louisville 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!Register
Coming soon! Photos will be posted after the event.