32 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Congratulations to all of our 2016 race participants! See the race results here. We are already in the planning stages for this location’s race for next year! Check back soon for details!
About the Race
Foundations Recovery Network and Medivance Billing Service presents the fourth annual South Florida Heroes in Recovery 6K walk/run at the Huizenga Plaza in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Register with your family and friends to join this run/walk through the streets of Ft. Lauderdale and along the riverfront to break the social stigma with addiction and mental health disorders.
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 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. These races inspire communities to support recovery and also to live healthy, active lifestyles.*
*We do not offer registration refunds under any circumstance.
The 2016 Charity Beneficiary
The charity beneficiary for this race is Young People in Recovery. Young People in Recovery (YPR) is a national grassroots advocacy organization focused on creating recovery-ready communities throughout the nation for young people in, or seeking, recovery. YPR aims to improve access to treatment, educational resources, employment opportunities, and secure, quality housing on the local, state, and national levels. By creating a national network of young people in recovery, we empower young people to get involved in their communities by providing them with the tools and support to take charge of their futures.
Be a Volunteer
Interested in helping out at the Heroes 6K Run/Walk in South Florida? 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).
6K course through the beautiful paved roads of Ft. Lauderdale’s Rio Vista neighborhood and along the Tarpon River. USATF certified course: FL16048EBM
Schedule of Events
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES 5pm ON WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 PLEASE VISIT THE BELOW LOCATIONS FOR WALK UP REGISTRATION.
Pre-Packet Pick Up/Registration (PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE 2 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS)
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Runner’s Depot |2233 S University Dr | Davie, FL 33324
Date: Friday, June 3, 2016
Time: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Runner’s Depot | 1489 SE 17th St | Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
** Receive special in store savings during packet pick up hours!**
City Park Garage (150 SE 2 ST) down the street on SE 1 AV, the closest to Huizenga Plaza. The meters are $1.25 per hour and can be paid at the meter or use the Pay By Phone App. Pay By Phone’s the best since you can add money to the meter from your phone.
Event Day June 4, 2016
Location: Huizenga Plaza | 32 E Las Olas Blvd | Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
6:00am – 6:45 Packet Pick Up/Race Day Walk up Registration (Cash/check only please)
7:00 am Run/Walk Begins
8:30 am Awards Presentation
Enjoy your post-run/walk massage from
Awards presented to top 4 Male/Female in Overall and Masters Overall Categories- Additional prizes awarded to top 4 Male/Female finishers in their age divisions. There is no “double dipping” for awards. If you are 40+ years of age and are the 4th male/female to cross the finish line you will receive 4th overall.
You may only qualify to win in one category and MUST be present to receive your award. No awards will be shipped or left behind to collect.
Overall Male and Female Winners
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+
Each Participant will receive:
- A Finisher’s Medal upon crossing the Finish Line!
- Tech Shirt (Women’s/Men’s Specific)
- Post Race Nutrition
Virtual Runner / Walker Participation:
If you can’t join us in South Florida for the Heroes In Recovery 6K, run/walk 6 kilometer virtually!
Send us your picture of participation and/or watch/GPS results of your 6K experience wherever you are and we will send you your finisher’s medal and commemorative race tech shirt!