Palm Springs Heroes 6k
Michael's House Outpatient Services 515 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA
The 2015 Charity Beneficiary
The charity beneficiary for this race is SafeHouse of the Desert. They are Coachella Valley’s only 24/7 non-profit shelter for youth in crisis. Together with community support, they provide emergency shelter, intervention and outreach services. They help runaways, throwaways and victims of human trafficking. SafeHouse also offers a substance abuse program that helps teens address issues in a safe and secure environment.
Be a Volunteer
Our 6K (3.728 mile) course winds through beautiful Palm Springs, California. COURSE MAP LINK.
Schedule of Events
Online registration will close at 3pm PST on Friday January 30th.
Friday, January 30, 2015 – Pre-Packet Pick Up/Walk Up Registration (Cash/Check Only Please)
Location: Running Wild – 611 S. Palm Canyon Dr, Suite 10, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Time: 10 AM – 6 PM
Saturday, January 31, 2015: Race Day Registration/Packet Pick Up (Cash/Check Only Please)
Location: Michael’s House Outpatient Services at The Corridor: 515 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA
Walk Up Registration Time: 6:30 AM – 7:45 AM
Race Start Time: 8 AM
Award Ceremony: 9:30 AM
Family Friendly Fun! Strollers are OK. Four-legged leashed friends are welcome. You may also rollerblade the race; however, you will not be eligible for any award categories (unless no one else is in your category).
Each participant will receive:
– A finisher’s medal upon crossing the finish line!
– A tech t-shirt (women’s/men’s specific)
– Post-race nutrition
– Opportunity to win raffle prizes (for spectators, too!)
About the Race
The Palm Springs Heroes in Recovery 6K is a unique run/walk presented by Foundations Recovery Network and Michael’s House. 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 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.