Roswell Heroes 6k

Roswell, GA Heroes 6K 2014


$25 early registration (through April 30, 2014)
$30 (through May 31, 2014); $35 (through July 25, 2014); $40 race day Mail-in Registration Form

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Heroes in Recovery 6k in Roswell, GA
July 26, 2014
7:30 AM
Riverside Park
575 Riverside Road
Roswell, GA
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Race Results

2012 | 2013  




Charity Beneficiary

The charity beneficiary for this year’s event is MARR’s Right Side Up (RSU), which offers long-term residential drug and alcohol treatment for women with dependent children under the age of 13. Women need a safe, structured environment to develop the skills necessary to achieve lasting recovery. Our services are designed to help them obtain employment, restore relationships with their loved ones, retain and/or regain custody of their children, give birth to drug-free infants and become valuable, productive members of the community.  MARR continues to set the standard in long-term, gender-specific addiction treatment for chemically dependent men and women. We are dedicated to bringing each client lifelong recovery through intensive, high-quality programs that are centered on the therapeutic community model. We walk with clients for life.

About the Race A unique 6k run/walk presented by Foundations Atlanta. A Heroes in Recovery 6K is a 3.728 mile race that brings together those in recovery, their loved ones, supporters of the cause and whole communities in order to break the stigma surrounding addiction and mental health conditions. 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.


Be a Volunteer Interested in helping out at the Heroes 6K in Roswell, GA? Email us at 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 and get a free Volunteer T-shirt! Schedule of Events Friday, July 25, 2014 – Pre-Packet Pick Up/Walk Up Registration Location: Big Peach Running Co. 5530 Windward Pkwy #420, Alpharetta, GA 30004 Time: 10am – 7pm Saturday, July 26m 2014: Race Day Registration/Packet Pick Up Location: Riverside Park 575 Riverside Road, Roswell, GA 30075 Time: 6:15am – 7:15am Race Start Time: 7:300am Award Ceremony: 9:15am Be mindful of the weather – start hydrating a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the event and consider carrying a personal hydration device, there will be water stations on the course.  Each Participants will receive:

  • A Finisher’s Medal upon crossing the Finish Line!
  • Tech Shirt (Women’s/Men’s Specific) – Women’s are fitted.
  • Post Race Nutrition
  • Opportunity to win raffle prizes (for spectators too!)

For Sponsorship Opportunities please contact: Course 6k (3.728 mile) beautiful out-and-back course on the Riverwalk Trail along the Chattahoochee River starting and finishing at Riverside Park.

Roswell Heroes 6K 2013 sponsors

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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.

*We do not offer registration refunds under any circumstance.