Palm Springs Heroes 6k
Art Museum of Palm Springs
101 North Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA
Click IMPORTANT INFORMATION for 6K details.
The charity beneficiary for this race is the ABC Recovery Center located in Indio, CA. For almost fifty years ABC Recovery Center has been treating individuals with substance abuse problems. ABC Recovery Center provides a complete continuum of care for people who suffer from alcohol and drug addiction, offering high quality, personal treatment plans that are both effective and financially accessible.
Their professional staff and counselors have treated thousands of alcoholics and addicts helping them to achieve long term sobriety and to return to their families and communities as healthy and responsible individuals.
Be a Volunteer
Interested in helping out at the Heroes 6K in Palm Springs, CA? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today with your name and phone number and our volunteer coordinator will be in touch with you! Volunteers have the option to run the race, too!
Schedule of Events
ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 11:00AM PST ON JANUARY 30TH . PLEASE VISIT RUNNING WILD ON JAN 31 FOR WALK UP REGISTRATION OR RACE DAY
Friday, January 31, 2014 – Pre-Packet Pick Up/Walk Up Registration
Location: Running Wild – 611 S. Palm Canyon Dr, Ste 10, Palm Springs, CA 92264
Time: 10am – 6pm
Saturday, February 1, 2014: Race Day Registration/Packet Pick Up
Location: Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 N Museum Dr, Palm Springs
Walk Up Registration Time: 6:30am – 7:45am
Race Start Time: 8:00am
Award Ceremony: 9:30am
Family Friendly Fun! Strollers – OK. Four legged leashed-friends are welcomed! You may also rollerblade the event, however you will not be eligible for any award categories (unless no one else is in your category)
Each Participants will receive:
A Finisher’s Medal upon crossing the Finish Line!
Tech Shirt (Women’s/Men’s Specific)
Post Race Nutrition
Opportunity to win raffle prizes (for spectators too!)
For Sponsorship Opportunities please contact: heroes6K@frnmail.com
Motivation for the Event
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 22 million people needed substance abuse treatment last year and did not receive it. 10 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.
Foundations Recovery Network (FRN) has ignited a grassroots movement called “Heroes in Recovery” to celebrate the heroic efforts of individuals, families, healthcare professionals and institutions in fostering a society where people can seek the help they need without feeling ashamed or isolated. It intends 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.
Much like similar movements for Cancer Research or AIDS Awareness, it’s important for the public to understand, embrace, and encourage people who are finding a way to thrive within their own circumstances and live the lives that they desire and deserve.