Roswell Heroes 6K
575 Riverside Road
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. RSU’s services are designed to help clients 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. Dedicated staff members are committed to bringing each client lifelong recovery through intensive, high-quality programs that are centered on the therapeutic community model. They walk with clients for life.
About the Race
The Roswell Heroes 6K is a unique 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 email@example.com 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 and get a free volunteer t-shirt, too!
Schedule of Events
Thursday, July 24, 2014: Pre-Packet Pick-Up/Walk-Up Registration
Location: Sports Authority, 7461 N. Point Parkway, Alpharetta GA 30022
Time: 11am – 7pm
20% off entire purchase when you shop during packet pick up. A portion of the proceeds from your in-store purchase will go directly to MARR’s Right Side Up, the charity beneficiary.
Friday, July 25, 2014: Pre-Packet Pick-Up/Walk-Up Registration
Location: Big Peach Running Co., 5530 Windward Pkwy #420, Alpharetta, GA 30004
Time: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 26, 2014: Race Day Registration/Packet Pick-Up
Location: Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell, GA 30075
Walk-Up Registration Time: 6:15 am – 7:15 am
Race Start Time: 7:30 am
Award Ceremony: 9:15 am
Be mindful of the weather – 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. Must be present to receive award.
Each participant will receive:
- A finisher’s medal upon crossing the finish line!
- Tech shirt (women’s/men’s specific sizes) – women’s shirts are fitted
- Post-race nutrition
- Opportunity to win raffle prizes (available for spectators too!)
Be a Sponsor
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact: heroes6K@frnmail.com
Photos of the Event
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 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.