6k Race

Palm Springs Heroes 6K

Palm Springs, CA

February 4, 2017

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February
04
8:00 AM
Michael's House Outpatient Services
515 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262

REGISTRATION*$1500 prize money

Download Printable/Mail-In Registration (postmark by January 20, 2017)

Pricing Schedule: Online registration closes Thurs February 2 @ 5pm, please visit the schedule tab for walk up registration locations

 

*We are unable to provide refunds or transfers to another participant, but we 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 DogGraphic_PS2017Network 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.

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!

The 2017 Charity Beneficiary

 

The charity beneficiary for the 2017  Palm Springs Heroes in Recovery 6K 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.

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.

 

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Be a Volunteer

Interested in helping out at the Palm Springs 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

Our 6K (3.728 mile) course winds through the beautiful neighborhoods of Palm Springs, CA.
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Schedule of Events

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES ON THURSDAY, FEB 2, 2017 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 3, 2017
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 4, 2017
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

REGISTRATION*

Download Printable Registration (postmark by January 20, 2017)

Pricing Schedule: (Online registration closes Thurs February 2 @ 5pm, please visit the schedule tab for walk up registration locations)

  • Early Registration: $25 (through November 27, 2016)
  • Registration: $30 (through January 1, 2017)
  • Late Registration: $35 (through February 3, 2017)
  • Race Day Registration: $40 (February 4, 2017)

VIRTUAL RUNNER/WALKER

Awards

You may only qualify to win in one category and must be present to receive your award.

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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

Results

2012 Women | 2012 Men | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017

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 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. 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?

See Schedule of Events tab

 

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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