16801 Euclid St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Download Printable/Mail-In Registration (postmark by April 6, 2018)
Online registration closes Thursday, April 19th at 5 p.m. Please visit the schedule tab for walk up registration locations.
- Early Registration: $25 (through December 29, 2017)
- Registration: $30 (December 30- March 10, 2018)
- Late Registration: $35 (March 11 – April 20, 2018)
- Race Day Registration: $40 (April 21, 2018)
- Wag & Run – Get a bandana for your canine participant: $6 (through April 20, 2018)
*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
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.
Each registered participant will receive:
- A finisher’s medal upon crossing the finish line!
- Heroes 6K race shirt
- Souvenir bib
- Re-usable 6K bag
- Post race nutrition
Join the movement. Run the race. Break the stigma!
The 2018 Charity Beneficiary
The charity beneficiary for this run/walk is Principio Recovery. Principio Recovery was formed to help create opportunities for those in recovery. Their mission is to help better those lives in recovery by supporting them physically, emotionally, and spiritually. They provide resources to enhance the recovery experience by funding group outings to reinforce fun in sobriety. Principio supports those who need help post–relapse. And more.
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 by clicking the image below and setting up a fundraising team.
Be a Volunteer
Interested in helping out at the Orange County 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).
The 6K course takes you through Mile Square Park on wide, paved pedestrian paths. Enjoy the views on this flat, fast course as you pass picturesque ponds and traverse scenic green spaces. Check the route and elevation map on MAPMYRUN. Course time limit is 1 hour, 15 minutes.
$5.00 within the park; please support your Orange County Parks! Feel confident about parallel parking? Free street parking is also available on Euclid Street.
Course Limit Information:
Please note that a 20 minute mile pace or faster is required for this event. A 20 min. mile pace is equivalent to 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.
Schedule of Events
Packet Pick Up/Walk Up Registration (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Friday, April 20, 2018
Location: Costa Mesa Road Runner Sports | Costa Mesa Courtyards, 1835 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Time: 2:00-7:00 p.m.
**Pick up your packet at Road Runner Sports and receive $10 off your purchase of $30 or more OR join your VIP Family & save 25% off your entire purchase! (Some exclusions may apply)**
Don’t miss out on this exclusive offer for race participants only when you join the Packet Pickup Party! See store for details. **
Race Day Registration/Packet Pick Up (Cash/Check Only Please)
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Location: Mile Square Park | 16801 Euclid St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Walk Up Registration Time: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Race Start Time: 9 a.m.
10:15 a.m. Awards Presentation
Mile Square Park charges $5 for parking within park. Carpooling is highly recommended! Also, free street parking is available on Euclid St.
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 water stations on the course. Must be present to receive award.
You may only qualify to win in one category and must be present to receive your award.
Overall Male and Female Winners
Overall Masters Male and Female Winners
Other award categories – Age Group Awards Male and 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+
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?
Mile Square Park charges $5 for parking within park… Carpooling is highly recommended. Also, free street parking is available on Euclid St.
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]