16801 Euclid St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES ON THURSDAY APRIL 13TH AT 11:59 PM – PLEASE VISIT THE SCHEDULE TAB FOR WALK UP REGISTRATION LOCATION INFORMATION
Download Printable/Mail-In Registration (postmark by April 1, 2017)
- Early Registration: $25 (through December 25, 2017)
- Registration: $30 (December 26- March 5, 2017)
- Late Registration: $35 (March 6 – April 14, 2017)
- Race Day Registration: $40 (April 15, 2017)
- Wag & Run – Get a bandana for your canine participant: $5 (through April 15, 2017)
- Virtual Runner: $25 (through 10:00am, April 13, 2017)
- 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 participate, but we can change your registration to a virtual runner (no difference in cost will be refunded for change)
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.
Join the movement. Run the race. Break the stigma.
The 2017 Charity Beneficiary
The charity beneficiary for this run/walk is Principio Recovery. Principio 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.
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).
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.
$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 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 14, 2017
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 15, 2017
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.
Kid’s Activities Immediately following Race Start
10 a.m. Awards Presentation
After race participants cross the start line, kid’s activities will begin. Family friendly fun such as caricaturing drawing and face painting can be found in the festival area, and several kid’s only contests will be hosted by the announcer! Contests will range from hula hooping, to ring toss, to a super fun dance-off! Games vary by location; all are free and open to the public!
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.
You may only qualify to win in one category and MUST be present to receive your award. No orders will be mailed or left behind to collect.
Overall Male and Female Winners
First Place – $150
Second Place – $130
Third Place – $120
“Almost Podium” Fourth Place – $100
*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 – $100
Second Place – $75
Third Place – $50
“Almost Podium” Fourth Place – $25
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+
Each Participant will receive:
- A Custom Finisher’s Medal upon crossing the Finish Line!
- Tech Tank (Women’s/Men’s Specific)
- Reusable Bag
- Souvenir Bib
- 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.
What activities are available for kids?
After race participants cross the start line, kid’s activities will begin. Family friendly fun such as caricaturing drawing and face painting can be found in the festival area, and several kid’s-only contests will be hosted by the announcer. Contests will range from hula hooping, to ring toss, to a super fun dance-off! All are free and open to the public!
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).