Heroes in Recovery 6K - South Florida 2017

32 E Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301


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Event Description

About the Race

The South Florida Heroes in Recovery 6K is a unique run/walk presented by Foundations Recovery Network and Medivance Billing. 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 healthdisorders 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.

Event details and schedule


Download Printable Registration (postmark by May 20, 2017)

Pricing Schedule: (Online registration closes Thurs June 1st @ 5pm, please visit the schedule tab for walk up registration locations)

  • Early Registration: $25 (through March 26, 2017)
  • Registration: $30 (through April 30, 2017)
  • Late Registration: $35 (through June 1, 2017)
  • Race Day Registration: $40 (June 3, 2017)
  • Individual (Virtual Runner): $25
    • If you can’t join us in South Florida for the Heroes in Recovery 6K, run or walk six kilometers virtually! Send us a selfie of your participation in the 6K experience wherever you are and we will send you your finishers medal and commemorative race tech shirt! Don't forget to include which 6K location your virtually supporting! Unless you specify otherwise, we will feature your photo on our social media page. Please send emails to heroes6K@frnmail.com.

*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)



You may only qualify to win in one category and must be present to receive your award.


Create a team of 4 or more and be entered to win top team placement! The top 4 teams will be determined by the top 4 finishers that cross the line from your team!! Download your 8 week training plan and prepare!!


Overall Male and Female Winners

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 Participant will receive:

  • A Finisher's Medal upon crossing the Finish Line!
  • Tech Shirt (Women's/Men's Specific)
  • Post Race Nutrition


Interested in helping out at the Heroes 6K Run/Walk in Ft. Lauderdale, FL? Volunteers have the option to run the race, too! Each volunteer will receive a Heroes volunteer shirt at check-in.


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

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

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


6K (Actually it's 6.3K!) course through the beautiful streets of Ft. Lauderdale

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