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Huizenga Plaza
32 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301


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.

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!

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 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).

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Race Course

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

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2017 South Florida Course

Schedule of Events


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!**

Parking Information:

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

Kid’s Activities:
After race participants cross the start line, kid’s activities will begin. Family friendly fun such as balloon twisting and face painting can be found in the festival area. These 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.


2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 |2017

2017 (Teams)


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
“Almost Podium” Fourth Place

*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
Second Place
Third Place
“Almost Podium” Fourth 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

2014 Photos

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2015 Photos

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2016 Photos

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2017 Photos


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).

Question still not answered?

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