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6k Race

Arizona Heroes 6K

Gilbert, AZ

December 17, 2017

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Heroes in Recovery
9:00 AM
Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch
2757 E. Guadalupe Road
Gilbert, AZ 85234

$1500 prize moneyREGISTRATION*

Download Printable Registration (postmarked by December 1, 2017)

Online Registration Closes Saturday, December 16, 11:59pm

  • Early Registration: $25.00 (through September 24, 2017)
  • Registration: $30.00 (September 25 – November 12, 2017)
  • Late Registration: $35 (November 13 – December 16, 2017)
  • Race Day Registration: $40 (December 17, 2017)
  • Wag & Run: Get your canine participant a bandana for $5 (through December 17, 2017)
  • Virtual Participation: $25 (through 11:59 p.m December 16, 2017)
    • If you can’t join us in Gilbert, AZ 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 Arizona 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 participant (no difference in cost will be refunded for change).


About the Race

The Arizona Heroes race is a unique 6K run/walk presented by Calvary Healing Center, a member 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!
  • Race tech tank (women’s/men’s specific)
  • Souvenir bib
  • Re-usable 6K bag
  • Post race nutrition

Join the movement. Run the race. Break the stigma!

To review levels and pricing for 2017 sponsorship opportunities, download our sponsorship form. You may also contact Jordan Young at [email protected] for more details.

The 2017 Charity Beneficiary


Heroes in Recovery 6K is proud to announce that the 2017 charity beneficiary for the Arizona event is Step One, Inc. Step One’s mission is to introduce a 12-Step-based program to newly sober individuals in a clean, safe environment. People rarely quit abusing drugs and alcohol without getting the proper care and support, but many people cannot afford to go to a rehab facility. This is where Step One offers support with a 90-day treatment program that requires clients to get a 12-Step sponsor and attend one 12-Step meeting daily. Clients must also be willing to get a home group and a service commitment. All of Step One’s staff members are in recovery and are more than willing to teach new clients about how the program works.

Be a Volunteer

Interested in helping out at the Heroes 6K Run/Walk in Gilbert, AZ? Volunteers have the option to run the race, too! Each volunteer will receive a Heroes volunteer shirt at check-in.

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Online Registration Closes Saturday, December 16, 11:59pm

Packet Pick Up/Walk Up Registration (Cash/Check Only Please):
DAY #1
Date: Friday, December 15
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Sole Sports Scottsdale – 7001 N Scottsdale Rd #170, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

DAY #2
Date: Saturday, December 16
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Sole Sports Tempe – 1006 E Warner Rd #104, Tempe, AZ 85284

Race Day Registration and Packet Pick Up:
Walk Up Registration/Packet Pick Up: 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
RUN/WALK start: 9:00 a.m.
Award Ceremony: 10:00 a.m.


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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. 

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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+

Each registered participant will receive:

  • A finisher’s medal upon crossing the finish line!
  • Race 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.


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).


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