515 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES ON THURSDAY, FEB 4, 2016 AT 5PM, PLEASE VISIT THE SCHEDULE TAB FOR WALK UP REGISTRATION LOCATION INFORMATION
- Early Registration: $25.00 (through December 11, 2015)
- Registration: $30.00 (through January 15, 2016)
- Late Registration: $35 (through February 5, 2016)
- Race Day Registration: $40 (February 6, 2016)
- Individual (Virtual Runner): $25 (through February 4, 2016)
- If you can’t join us in Palm Springs for the Heroes in Recovery 6K, run/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!
*We are unable to provide refunds or transfers to another participate, but can change your registration to a virtual runner (no difference in cost will be refunded for change)
About the Race
The Palm Springs Heroes in Recovery 6K is a unique run/walk presented by Foundations Recovery Network and Michael’s House. 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 Heroes celebrates that effort. The sixth kilometer separates a Heroes 6K 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 they also encourage people to live healthy, active lifestyles.
The 2016 Charity Beneficiary
The charity beneficiary for this race is SafeHouse of the Desert. They are Coachella Valley’s only 24/7 non-profit shelter for youth in crisis. Together with community support, they provide emergency shelter, intervention and outreach services. They help runaways, throwaways and victims of human trafficking. SafeHouse also offers a substance abuse program that helps teens address issues in a safe and secure environment.
Be a Volunteer
Interested in helping out at the Heroes 6K Run/Walk in Palm Springs, CA? Volunteers have the option to run the race, too! Each volunteer will receive a Heroes volunteer shirt at check-in.
Schedule of Events
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES ON THURSDAY, FEB 4, 2016 AT 5PM, PLEASE VISIT US AT THE BELOW LOCATIONS TO REGISTER.
Pre-Packet Pick Up/Walk Up Registration (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Friday, February 5, 2016
Location: Running Wild | 611 S Palm Canyon Dr #10, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
**Receive 20% off all regular-priced, in-store merchandise during Friday and Saturday by showing your race bib**
Race Day Registration/Packet Pick Up (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016
Location: Michael’s House Outpatient Center at The Corridor | 515 N Palm Canyon Dr.,
Palm Springs, CA
Walk Up Registration Time: 6:30 AM – 7:45 AM
Race Start Time: 8 AM
Award Ceremony: 9:00 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 – $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, 80-84, 85+
Each Participant will receive:
- A Finisher’s Medal upon crossing the Finish Line!
- Tech Shirt (Women’s/Men’s Specific)
- Post Race Nutrition