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6k Race

Palm Springs Heroes 6K

Palm Springs, CA

January 28, 2018

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8:00 a.m.
Michael's House Outpatient Services
515 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262


Download Printable/Mail-In Registration (postmark by January 12, 2018)

Pricing Schedule: Online registration closes Thursday, January 25 at 5 p.m. Please visit the schedule tab for walk up registration locations.

  • Early Registration: $25 (through November 13, 2017)
  • Registration: $30 (November 14 – December 18, 2017)
  • Late Registration: $35 (December 19, 2017 – January 27, 2018)
  • Race Day Registration: $40 (January 28, 2018)
  • Wag & Run – Get a bandana for your canine participant: $5
*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 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!
  • Heroes 6K race shirt
  • 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

SafeHouse of the Desert is the Coachella Valley’s only 24/7 non-profit shelter for youths in crisis. Together with community support, we provide emergency shelter, intervention and outreach services. We 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 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

Pricing Schedule: Online registration closes Thursday January 25 @ 5 p.m.!

Pre-Packet Pick Up/Walk Up Registration (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Friday, January 26, 2018
Location: Running Wild | 611 S Palm Canyon Dr #10, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Location: Running Wild | 73-760 El Paseo , Palm Desert, CA 92260
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Race Day Registration/Packet Pick Up (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Location: Michael’s House Outpatient Center at The Corridor | 515 N Palm Canyon Dr.,
Palm Springs, CA
Walk Up Registration Time: 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Race Start Time: 8 a.m.
Award Ceremony: 9:15 a.m.


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, 80-84, 85+


2012 Women | 2012 Men | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

Frequently Asked Questions


Is there a time limit to complete the 6K?

A 20-minute mile pace or faster is required, which is the equivalent of a steady walk. If you fall below this pace, we can no longer guarantee course support like aid stations, medical support and portable toilets. If you fall below this pace on an open road, you’ll have to move to the side of the street/onto the sidewalk and obey regular traffic laws. We’re forced to officially cut the course finish time at 1 hour and 15 minutes.


Can I walk the race?

Absolutely! Runners and walkers are not only welcome, but also encouraged! Our training plan will help participants of all paces prepare for race day.


Are strollers welcome?

Of course! Strollers are more than welcome, as long as you position yourself in the back to avoid any tangles and traffic jams.


Do kids run free?

Due to liability concerns, everyone must register for the event, kids included.


Are dogs allowed?

Sure thing! We love dogs as much, if not more, than you do! Just make sure to keep them on a leash.


Can I pick up a friend’s packet?

Yes! High fives for being a great friend.


Do I need to be present to claim my award?

Yes — all winners must be present at the award ceremony to claim their award, so make sure you stay for the fun after the race!


Can I register on race day?

Absolutely! You can register on-site during packet pick-up or on race day.


What if I can’t make it on race day?

Great news! You are welcome to switch over to a virtual participant and run the race on your own time. Just email us at [email protected] and we can get you switched over. (Please note, there may be a price difference and your credit card on file will be charged the difference.)


Can I get a refund after I register?

Unfortunately, we’re unable to provide refunds or facilitate registration transfers between participants. We can, however, change your on-site registration status to virtual, enabling you to still participate in the movement and run at your own leisure. If you’d like to make this change, email [email protected] and we’ll take care of it for you! (Heads up: the price difference in registration will be charged to your original credit card.)


Question(s) still not answered? Email us at [email protected]


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