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6k Race

Memphis Heroes 6K

Memphis, TN

May 4, 2019

Heroes in Recovery
May
04
8:00 AM
Overton Park
389 East Parkway North
Memphis, TN 38112

REGISTRATION

Pricing Schedule: Online registration closes Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. Please visit the schedule tab for walk-up registration locations.

  • Early Registration: $25 (for the first 25 registrations)
  • Registration: $30 (thru February 28. 2019)
  • Late Registration: $35 (March 1, 2019 – May 3, 2019)
  • Race Day Registration: $40 (May 4, 2019)
*Unfortunately, we’re unable to provide refunds or facilitate registration transfers between participants. We can, however, change your on-site registration status to virtual, enabling you to still participate in the movement and run at your own leisure. If you’d like to make this change, email [email protected] and we’ll take care of it for you! (Heads up: the price difference in registration will be charged to your original credit card.)

About the Race

The Memphis Heroes race is a unique 6K run/walk presented by The Oaks at La Paloma and Foundations Memphis, 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

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

To review levels and pricing for 2019 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jacy Bruck at [email protected] for more details.

The 2019 Charity Beneficiary

Grace House’s mission is to empower women and families by removing barriers and restoring hope. Grace House provides a full continuum of gender specific, long term residential and outpatient treatment and recovery support services to women whose lives have been negatively impacted by alcohol or drug use, co-occurring mental disorders, trauma and incarceration. Currently, over 5,500 women have been served.  A woman is never turned away because of the inability to pay for treatment.

Click here to make a donation to Grace House of Memphis.

 

Be a Volunteer

Interested in helping out at the Memphis Heroes 6K Run/Walk? 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

The flat, fast course is a combination of limestone and paved path through the Old Forest State Natural Area on the east side of the park. With an ecosystem dating back more than 10,000 years, the arboretum is a rare peek into what the city would have looked like before humans arrived and brought development along with them.  Some trees in the forest are hundreds of years old, and the extremely diverse plant community supports a wide range of wildlife. Enjoy a little slice of nature in the midst of city life!

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Be mindful of the weather – start hydrating a minimum of two weeks prior to the event and consider carrying a personal hydration device. There will also be one water station on the course.

Schedule of Events

Online registration closes Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 5:00  p.m.

Pre-Packet Pick Up/Walk Up Registration
Date: Friday, May 3, 2019
Location: Fleet Feet Sports Memphis, 4530 Poplar Ave #102, Memphis, TN 38117
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Race Day Registration/Packet Pick Up 
Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Location: Overton Park | 389 East Parkway North, Memphis, TN
Walk Up Registration Time: 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Race Start Time: 8 a.m.
9:15 a.m. Awards

PARKING INFO:
Come early on race day to get a parking spot in the parking lot at the Pavilion! If the parking lot fills up, more free parking can be found on the other side of East Parkway in the neighborhoods on Circle Ave and VanHorn Ave.

Results

2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

Awards

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

Overall Masters Male and Female Winners

First Place
Second Place
Third 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+

Event Photos

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Is there a time limit to complete the 6K?

A 20-minute mile pace or faster is required, which is the equivalent of a steady walk. If you fall below this pace, we can no longer guarantee course support like aid stations, medical support and portable toilets. If you fall below this pace on an open road, you’ll have to move to the side of the street/onto the sidewalk and obey regular traffic laws. We’re forced to officially cut the course finish time at 1 hour and 15 minutes.

 

Can I walk the race?

Absolutely! Runners and walkers are not only welcome, but also encouraged! Our training plan will help participants of all paces prepare for race day.

 

Are strollers welcome?

Of course! Strollers are more than welcome, as long as you position yourself in the back to avoid any tangles and traffic jams.

 

Do kids run free?

Due to liability concerns, everyone must register for the event, kids included.

 

Are dogs allowed?

Sure thing! We love dogs as much, if not more, than you do! Just make sure to keep them on a leash.

 

Can I pick up a friend’s packet?

Yes! High fives for being a great friend.

 

Do I need to be present to claim my award?

Yes — all winners must be present at the award ceremony to claim their award, so make sure you stay for the fun after the race!

 

Can I register on race day?

Absolutely! You can register on-site during packet pick-up or on race day.

 

What if I can’t make it on race day?

Great news! You are welcome to switch over to a virtual participant and run the race on your own time. Just email us at [email protected] and we can get you switched over. (Please note, there may be a price difference and your credit card on file will be charged the difference.)

 

Where do I park on race day?

Come early on race day to get a parking spot in the parking lot at the Pavilion! If the parking lot fills up, more free parking can be found on the other side of East Parkway in the neighborhoods on Circle Ave and VanHorn Ave.

 

Can I get a refund after I register?

Unfortunately, we’re unable to provide refunds or facilitate registration transfers between participants. We can, however, change your on-site registration status to virtual, enabling you to still participate in the movement and run at your own leisure. If you’d like to make this change, email [email protected] and we’ll take care of it for you! (Heads up: the price difference in registration will be charged to your original credit card.)

 

Question(s) still not answered? Email us at [email protected]

 

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