6k Race

Palm Springs Heroes 6K

Palm Springs, CA

February 4, 2017

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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.

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.


Charity Graphic for Heroes6K

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


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


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)



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


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

Thank you to all who attended!

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