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6k Race

San Diego Heroes 6K

San Diego, CA

April 7, 2018

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Heroes in Recovery
9:00 AM
De Anza Cove Park
3000 North Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109


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

  • Early Registration: $25 (through January 14, 2018)
  • Registration: $30 (January 15 – March 4, 2018)
  • Late Registration: $35 (March 5, 2018 – April 5, 2018)
  • Race Day Registration: $40 (April 7, 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 San Diego Heroes race is a unique 6K run/walk presented by Foundations San Diego, an outpatient treatment center of 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.

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, contact Jordan Young at [email protected] for more details.

The 2018 Charity Beneficiary


Turning Point Home was founded in 1970 by a small group of dedicated individuals who were concerned about the lack of resources in our community for alcoholic women. Located on the edge of San Diego’s Golden Hill park, the Turning Point Home is a community-based, peer-oriented, residential recovery home which provides shelter, food and recovery services to alcoholic women. They support these women in achieving long-term sobriety in a safe, supportive and structured alcohol/drug-free environment through guidance and education.
Please consider partnering with us in supporting this local non-profit organization.

Please consider making a donation in any amount or becoming a fundraising participant to help spread our mission for the recovery community.


Be a Volunteer

Interested in helping out at the San Diego Heroes 6K Run/Walk at De Anza Cove Park in Mission Bay? 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

6K (3.728 miles) certified course in De Anza Cove Park. USATF Certification Code: CA15064RS


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Schedule of Events


Packet Pick Up/Walk Up Registration
Date: Friday, April 6, 2018
Location: Road Runner Sports | 5553 Copley Dr, San Diego, CA 9211
Time: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

**Pick up your packet at Road Runner Sports and receive $10 off your purchase of $30 or more OR if you’re a current VIP Club member, enjoy 25% off your entire purchase! (Some exclusions may apply)**

Race Day Registration/Packet Pick Up
Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Location: De Anza Cove Park, Mission Bay | 3000 N Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
Walk Up Registration Time: 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Race Start Time: 9 a.m.
Award Ceremony: 10:15 a.m.

PARKING: There is plenty of free parking available inside the park.


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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/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+

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?

No, unfortunately not. This is due to park regulations.

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).

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