281 East Parkway North
About the Race
The Memphis Heroes race is a unique 6K run/walk presented by La Paloma Treatment Center of Foundations Recovery Network. La Paloma offers an integrated treatment plan for persons with substance abuse and/or co-occurring mental health disorders. Research shows that many people dealing with drug addiction and alcohol addiction are also afflicted with mental health disorders. Foundations Recovery Network and its treatment facilities like La Paloma look at both simultaneously in order to treat the whole person.The caring and compassionate staff members at La Paloma are specially trained to address the complex needs of those with co-occurring disorders and are committed to seeing you or your loved one through this storm and into a renewed life.
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 Church Health Center seeks to reclaim the Church’s biblical commitment to care for the working uninsured and promote healthy bodies and spirits for all. Serving the communities of Memphis, Tennessee, with core values of trust, compassion, commitment and quality, the Church Health Center promotes wellness education and the Model for Healthy Living, encouraging all to live balanced and healthy lifestyles.
Be a Volunteer
Interested in helping out at the Heroes 6K Run/Walk in Memphis, TN? 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 Overton Park’s Old Forest in the heart of Memphis, TN. With an ecosystem dating back more than 10,000 years, it 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. Flat enough for a PR and surrounded by natural beauty- you’re going to love this course! There will be awards presented to top three male and female participants, with both overall and age group winners. The award ceremony will be followed by a free raffle with great prizes, activities and food for the whole family.
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 29, 2015
Race Day Registration/Packet Pick Up (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015
Location: Overton Park, 281 East Parkway North, Memphis, TN
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 Memphis 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