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6k Race

Memphis Heroes 6K

Memphis, TN

May 19, 2018

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Heroes in Recovery
8:00 AM
Overton Park
389 East Parkway North
Memphis, TN 38112


Pricing Schedule: Online registration closes Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 5 p.m. Please visit the schedule tab for walk up registration locations.

  • Early Registration: $25 (through March 4, 2018)
  • Registration: $30 (March 5- April 8, 2018)
  • Late Registration: $35 (April 9 – May 17, 2018)
  • Race Day Registration: $40 (May 19, 2018)
  • Wag & Run – Get a bandana for your canine participant: $5 (through May 17, 2018)
*Unfortunately, we’re unable to provide refunds or facilitate registration transfers between participants. We can, however, change your on-site registration status to virtual, enabling you to still participate in the movement and run at your own leisure. If you’d like to make this change, email [email protected] and we’ll take care of it for you! (Heads up: the price difference in registration will be charged to your original credit card.)

About the Race

The Memphis Heroes race is a unique 6K run/walk presented by The Oaks at La Paloma and Foundations Memphis, 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.

Heroes in Recovery has a simple mission: to eliminate the social stigma that keeps individuals with addiction and mental health issues from seeking help, to share stories of recovery for the purpose of encouragement and inspiration, and to create an engaged sober community that empowers people to get involved, give back, and live healthy, active lives. 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.

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].

The 2018 Charity Beneficiary



Grace House’s mission is to empower women and families by removing barriers and restoring hope. Grace House provides a full continuum of gender specific, long term residential and outpatient treatment and recovery support services to women whose lives have been negatively impacted by alcohol or drug use, co-occurring mental disorders, trauma and incarceration. Currently, over 5,500 women have been served.  A woman is never turned away because of the inability to pay for treatment.


Be a Volunteer

Interested in helping out at the Memphis 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 flat, fast course is a combination of limestone and paved path through the Old Forest State Natural Area on the east side of the park. With an ecosystem dating back more than 10,000 years, the arboretum is a rare peek into what the city would have looked like before humans arrived and brought development along with them.  Some trees in the forest are hundreds of years old, and the extremely diverse plant community supports a wide range of wildlife. Enjoy a little slice of nature in the midst of city life!

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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, May 18, 2018
Location: Fleet Feet Sports Memphis, 4530 Poplar Ave #102, Memphis, TN 38117
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Race Day Registration/Packet Pick Up (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Location: Overton Park | 389 East Parkway North, Memphis, TN
Walk Up Registration Time: 6:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Race Start Time: 8 a.m.
9:15 AM Awards Presentation

Come early on race day to get a parking spot in the parking lot at the Pavilion! If the parking lot fills up, more free parking can be found on the other side of East Parkway in the neighborhoods on Circle Ave and VanHorn Ave.


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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, 75-79, 80+

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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.

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?
Come early on race day to get a parking spot in the parking lot at the Pavilion! If the parking lot fills up, more free parking can be found on the other side of East Parkway in the neighborhoods on Circle Ave and VanHorn Ave.

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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