32 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES ON THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2017 AT 5PM, PLEASE VISIT THE SCHEDULE TAB FOR WALK UP REGISTRATION LOCATION INFORMATION
Download printable/mail-in registration form (Postmark by May 15, 2017)
- Early Registration: $25 (through March 26, 2017)
- Registration: $30 (March 27 – April 30, 2017)
- Late Registration: $35 (May 1 – June 2, 2017)
- Race Day Registration: $40 (June 3, 2017)
- Wag & Run – Get bandana for canine participant: $5 (through Online Registration)
- Individual (Virtual Runner): $25 (through June 1, 2017 till 5pm)
- If you can’t join us in Ft. Lauderdale 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 Ft. Lauderdale 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 can change your registration to a virtual runner (no difference in cost will be refunded for change).
About the Race
Foundations Recovery Network and Medivance Billing Service presents the fifth 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.
Join the movement. Run the race. Break the stigma.
The 2017 Charity Beneficiary
The charity beneficiary for this race is Fellowship Foundation, a non-profit (501c3) recovery community organization (RCO) located in South Florida. Fellowship Foundation’s goal is to help those in recovery maintain and sustain their recovery regardless of their pathway. They provide peer-based Recovery Support Services (RSS), community education, outreach programs and recovery-focused activities.
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.
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).
This 6K (3.728 miles) course runs through the beautiful paved roads of Ft. Lauderdale’s Rio Vista neighborhood and along the Tarpon River. USATF certified code: FL16048EBM
Schedule of Events
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES 5pm ON THURSDAY, June 1, 2017 PLEASE VISIT THE BELOW LOCATIONS FOR WALK UP REGISTRATION.
Pre-Packet Pick Up/Registration
Date: Friday, June 2, 2017
Time: 3:00pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Runner’s Depot | 1489 SE 17th St | Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
** Be sure to check your race packet for special in store savings from Runner’s Depot!**
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 3, 2017
Location: Huizenga Plaza | 32 E Las Olas Blvd | Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
6:30 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. Packet Pick Up/Race Day Walk up Registration (Cash/check only please)
7:30 a.m. Run/Walk Begins
Kid’s Activities Immediately following Race Start
8:30 a.m. Awards Presentation
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!
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.
*NEW* TEAM AWARDS!!!!
Create a team of 4 or more and be entered to win top team placement! The top 4 teams will be determined by the top 4 finishers that cross the line from your team!! Download your 8 week training plan and prepare!!
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 Custom Finisher’s Medal upon crossing the Finish Line!
- Tech Tank (Women’s/Men’s Specific)
- Reusable Bag
- Souvenir Bib
- 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).