6k Race

Orange County Heroes 6K

Orange County, CA

April 21, 2018

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Heroes in Recovery
April
21
9:00 AM
Mile Square Park
16801 Euclid St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

REGISTRATION

Download Printable/Mail-In Registration (postmark by April 6, 2018)

  • Early Registration: $25 (through December 29, 2017)
  • Registration: $30 (December 30- March 10, 2018)
  • Late Registration: $35 (March 11 – April 20, 2018)
  • Race Day Registration: $40 (April 21, 2018)
  • Wag & Run – Get a bandana for your canine participant: $5 (through April 20, 2018)
  • Virtual Runner: $25 (through 10:00am, April 20, 2018)
    • If you can’t join us at Mile Square Park for the OC Heroes in Recovery 6K, run or walk six kilometers 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 finishers medal and commemorative race tech shirt! Please send emails to [email protected] and include your preferred mailing address and which 6K location you’ve signed up to virtually run.
*We are unable to provide refunds or transfers to another participant, but can change your registration to a virtual runner (no difference in cost will be refunded for change).

 

About the Race

The Orange County Heroes in Recovery 6K is a unique run/walk presented by The Ohio House and 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!
  • Race tech tank (women’s/men’s specific)
  • 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

 

PRINCIPIO-Logo copyThe charity beneficiary for this run/walk is Principio RecoveryPrincipio Recovery was formed to help create opportunities for those in recovery. Their mission is to help better those lives in recovery by supporting them physically, emotionally, and spiritually. They provide resources to enhance the recovery experience by funding group outings to reinforce fun in sobriety. Principio supports those who need help post–relapse. And more. 

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.

 

Charity Graphic for Heroes6K

Be a Volunteer

Interested in helping out at the Orange County 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).

Volunteer Now

 

Race Course

The 6K course takes you through Mile Square Park on wide, paved pedestrian paths. Enjoy the views on this flat, fast course as you pass picturesque ponds and traverse scenic green spaces. Check the route and elevation map on MAPMYRUN. Course time limit is 1 hour, 30 minutes.

Parking:
$5.00 within the park; please support your Orange County Parks! Feel confidant about parallel parking? Free street parking is also available on Euclid Street.

course

Course Limit Information:
Please note that a 20 minute mile pace or faster is required for this event. A 20 min. mile pace is equivalent to 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 30 minutes.

Schedule of Events 

Packet Pick Up/Walk Up Registration (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Friday, April 20, 2018
Location: Costa Mesa Road Runner Sports | Costa Mesa Courtyards, 1835 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Time: 2:00-7:00 p.m.

** BONUS! You’ll get $10 from Road Runner Sports to spend on anything you want in the store! Or join the VIP Family and save 25% on everything! Don’t miss out on this exclusive gift for race participants only when you join the Packet Pickup Party! Restrictions apply. See store for details. **

Race Day Registration/Packet Pick Up (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Location: Mile Square Park | 16801 Euclid St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Walk Up Registration Time: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Race Start Time: 9 a.m.
10 a.m. Awards Presentation

Parking:
Mile Square Park charges $5 for parking within park. Carpooling is highly recommended! Also, free street parking is available on Euclid St.

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.

 

RESULTS

2016 | 2017

Awards

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
“Almost Podium” Fourth Place

*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
Second Place
Third Place
“Almost Podium” Fourth Place

Other award categories – Age Group Awards Male and 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+

Each registered participant will receive:

  • A finisher’s medal upon crossing the finish line!
  • Race tech tank (women’s/men’s specific)
  • Souvenir bib
  • Re-usable 6K bag
  • Post race nutrition

 

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 30 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.

 

Where do I park on race day?

Mile Square Park charges $5 for parking within park… Carpooling is highly recommended. Also, free street parking is available on Euclid St.

 

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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