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National Movement Heroes in Recovery to host 5th Annual 6K Run/Walk in Memphis on May 21

May 21, 2016 (Memphis, TN) Heroes in Recovery, a movement celebrating the heroic efforts of those who seek addiction and mental health treatment is returning to Memphis for their annual 6K run/walk. The race is a 6K, not a 5K, which not only represents the six letters in the word “HEROES,” but symbolizes the extra distance people in recovery go to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Heroes in Recovery was ignited by Foundations Recovery Network (FRN), a family of treatment centers, which includes inpatient and outpatient treatment centers located in Memphis.

The Heroes race in Memphis will also benefit local charity: Grace House of Memphis. 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 services to women whose lives have been negatively impacted by alcohol or drug use, co-occurring mental disorders, trauma, and incarceration.

“This is the perfect opportunity for the women we serve and their loved ones to see they are not alone on this journey in recovery,” said Charlotte Hoppers, Executive Director of Grace House. “We are very grateful for this partnership, all of the generosity and support will truly help those in need.”

The Heroes 6K will be held on Saturday, May 21 at 8:00am in Overton Park in Memphis. The race starts and finishes in the Old Forest State Natural Area of the park and takes participants on a scenic 6K (3.728 mile) looping course. All registered participants will each receive a race shirt and finisher’s medal. This is a family friendly event and will include post-race food, entertainment, cash prizes for placers, and raffles for participants and spectators.

Early registration for all races is $25, regular registration is $30 increasing to $35, and day-of-race fees are $40.

For more information and to register for the event go to:

About Heroes in Recovery:

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. Ten million Americans did not receive needed mental health care. The stigma associated with substance abuse and mental health disorders creates a significant barrier to individuals and families seeking help.

Heroes in Recovery is a grassroots movement intended to remove the social stigma associated with people who are in recovery, to recognize the heroic effort it takes to overcome the obstacles in seeking help, and to celebrate the act of preventing the past from kidnapping the future. While the movement initially focuses on persons recovering from addictive behavior, it is meant also to recognize heroes recovering from many other types of disorders and trauma that can feed or manifest from an addiction.

The Heroes in Recovery 6K races serve as an educational tool for the community as well as a reminder to individuals that while they are on a personal journey of recovery, many others are on that road with them. For more information or to register for any of the Heroes 6K Races, go to

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