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6k Race

Malibu Heroes 6K

Malibu, CA

September 22, 2018


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Heroes in Recovery
8:00 AM
Paramount Ranch
2903 Cornell Rd
Agoura Hills, CA 91301


About the Race

The Malibu Heroes in Recovery 6K is a unique run/walk presented by The Canyon and Foundations L.A., 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.

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 Heroes celebrates that effort. The sixth kilometer separates a Heroes 6K 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 they also encourage people to live healthy, active lifestyles.

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



The charity beneficiary for the 2017 Heroes in Recovery 6K is New Directions for Youth (NDY), which provides direct services and programs to at-risk youth and families throughout the San Fernando Valley and in the greater Los Angeles area. For more than 40 years, NDY has provided services such as counseling, homework assistance, gang reduction and prevention, literacy, parenting classes, community beautification, summer camp and much more – free of charge – to more than 3000 individuals each year!

Here is one example of how NDY gives hope to our local kids.  Only his name has been changed to protect his privacy:

‘Sean is a twelve-year-old boy who was referred by a friend of the family who knew about the New Directions for Youth program.  Sean was struggling with anger and pain due to the recent gang-related death of his young uncle.  He was very close to his uncle and enjoyed spending time with him. After the loss of his uncle, Sean became sad and struggled with accepting the death. As a result of this inner turmoil, his grades dropped from B’s and C’s to D’s and F’s.

Sean has been at New Directions for Youth for five months participating in individual counseling sessions in his home and addressing the many issues which have come to the surface regarding the death of his uncle.  He was also involved in New Directions for Youth’s Summer Day Camp which he enjoyed and attended daily.  As a result of the services that Sean received from NDY’s program, he is now able to express himself and address the loss of his uncle in a constructive manner.  Sean has a positive attitude toward himself and others.

Sean:  “Sadness happens; but there can be hope in each day and just when life seems hopeless and painful, there is an unknown who steps in”. 

The unknown in Sean’s life is NDY. “

Please consider making a donation in any amount by clicking the “Donate Now button” or becoming a fundraising participant to get others involved in supporting our mission for the recovery community. Clicking the image below to set-up a fundraising team.

Be a Volunteer

Interested in helping out at the Malibu Heroes 6K Run/Walk at Paramount Ranch? 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

Enjoy a break from the pavement and enjoy the moderate level, multi use trails. Paramount Ranch Park ‘s scenic trails wind through chaparral, riparian, and valley oak savannah plant communities. Wildlife sightings might include red-tailed hawks, acorn woodpeckers, blue heron and deer. The terrain has a western feel, you may even recognize it from where Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, and various other TV shows and films have been shot!

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Here is the event area description for parking and access to the walk to start/finish line.


Schedule of Events

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES at midnight on Thursday, Sept 21

Packet Pick Up/Registration 

Date: Friday, September 22, 2017
Time: 2 pm – 7 pm
Location: Road Runner Sports Thousand Oaks :1714 Newbury Rd j, Newbury Park, CA 91320

** Receive special in store savings during packet pick up hours!**

Event Day: September 23, 2017

Location: Paramount Ranch | 2903 Cornell Road | Agoura Hills, CA 91301
7:00am – 7:45 am Packet Pick Up/Race Day Walk up Registration (Cash/check only please)
8:00 am: Run/Walk Begins
9:00 am: Awards Presentation

  • 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.


2015 | 2016 | 2017 Winners | 2017 Overall Results


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

2016 | 2017

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. 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.


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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