Heroes in Recovery 6K - 2014 Leiper's Fork

Event Date

Sat, Sep 13, 2014


Franklin, TN

About This Activity

The charity beneficiary for this race is The Next Door (www.thenextdoor.org). The Next Door is focused on enabling transformation in the lives of women in crisis. At The Next Door, the people, the program and the place all contribute to helping women who are re-entering society after incarceration, rehabilitation or homelessness. Their mission is to address the physical, mental and spiritual needs of women in crisis, equipping them for lives of wholeness and hope.

About the Race
The Leiper’s Fork Heroes in Recovery 6K  is the original 6K event and a unique run/walk presented by 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. 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.

Heroes 6K Race MapCourse

6K (3.728 mile) out-and-back course starting and finishing near downtown Leiper’s Fork. The course starts on Floyd Road (just off Old Hillsboro Rd) and turns around at Bailey Road.

VolunteerBe a Volunteer

Interested in helping out at the Heroes 6K Run/Walk in New York? Email us at heroesinrecovery@frnmail.com today with your name, e-mail address and phone number, and our volunteer coordinator will be in touch with you! Volunteers have the option to run the race, too! Each volunteer will receive a Heroes volunteer shirt at check-in.

Be a Sponsor

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact: heroes6K@frnmail.com

Event details and schedule

Schedule of Events
Thursday, September 11, 2014: In-store registration/Pre packet pick-up
Location: Fleet Feet – Greenhills: 3900 Hillsboro Pike, Ste 18, Nashville,  TN
Time: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Friday, September 12, 2014: In-store registration/Pre packet pick-up
Location: Fleet Feet – Brentwood: 330 Franklin Rd, Brentwood, TN
Time: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Saturday, September 13, 2014: Race Day Registration/Packet Pick-Up
Location: 4141 Old Hillsboro Rd, Leiper’s Fork, TN
Walk-Up Registration Time: 6:30 am – 7:45 am
Race Start Time: 8:00 am
Award Ceremony: 9:30 am

Each participant will receive:

  • A finisher’s medal upon crossing the finish line!
  • Tech shirt (women’s/men’s specific sizes)
  • Post-race nutrition

Overall Male and Female
First Place- $200
Second Place - $150
Third Place – $100
“Almost Podium” Fourth Place – $50

Overall Masters Male and Female
First Place - $100
Second Place - $75
Third Place - $50
“Almost Podium” Fourth Place - $25

Other award categories – Age Group Awards Male/Female: 
0-6, 7-9, 10-14, 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+

Must be present to receive award. 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.

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