6010 NE 37th Ave
Portland, OR 97211
Download printable/mail-in registration form (Postmark by August 11, 2017)
- Early Registration: $25.00 (through May 22, 2017)
- Registration: $30.00 (May 23 – June 17, 2017)
- Late Registration: $35 (June 18 – August 25, 2017) available to walk ups only on Aug 25th
- Race Day Registration: $40 (August 26, 2017) walk up only
- Wag & Run – Get a Bandana for K9 Participant: $5 (Now – August 26, 2017)
- Virtual Participation: $25 (through August 25, 2017 5:00 p.m.)
- If you can’t join us in Portland for the Heroes in Recovery 6K, run/walk 6 kilometers virtually! Please complete your 6K run/walk by the end of the week following our Portland Heroes in Recovery 6K. Email us a selfie of your participation and we’ll mail your swag the following week! Please send emails to [email protected] and include your preferred mailing address and which 6K location you’re virtually supporting! Unless you specify otherwise, we may feature your photo on our social media pages.
*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 Portland Heroes race is a unique 6K run/walk presented by Oregon Trail Recovery and Foundations Recovery Network. 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.
Heroes in Recovery has a simple mission: to eliminate the social stigma that keeps individuals with addiction and mental health issues from seeking help, to share stories of recovery for the purpose of encouragement and inspiration, and to create an engaged sober community that empowers people to get involved, give back, and live healthy, active lives. It takes a heroic effort to live clean and sober each day, and a Heroes 6K* celebrates that effort. The sixth kilometer separates a Heroes 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.
Join the movement. Run the race. Break the stigma!
Be a Volunteer
Interested in helping out at the Portland 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
Packet Pick Up/Walk Up Registration (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Friday, August 25
Time: 2- 7:00 PM
Location: Road Runner Sports, 29 NW 23rd Pl, Portland, OR 97210
Race Day Registration/Packet Pick Up (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Saturday, August 26th
Location: Fernhill Park, 6010 NE 37th Ave, Portland, OR 97211
Walk Up Registration Opens: 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM
Race Start: 8 AM
Kid’s activities immediately following race start
Award Ceremony: 9:15 AM
Kid’s Activities :
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! Games vary by location; all are free and open to the public!
You may only qualify to win in one category and must be present to receive your award.
Overall Male and Female Winners
First Place – $200
Second Place – $150
Third Place – $100
“Almost Podium” Fourth Place – $50
*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, 75-59, 80+
Each Participant will receive:
- A Finisher’s Medal upon crossing the Finish Line!
- 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).