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).
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
“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
“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+
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.
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.
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).
Questions still not answered?Contact Us!