Heroes in Recovery 6K Run/Walk- Leiper's Fork

Date

Start: Saturday, September 14, 2013

Address
Leiper's Fork 4141 Old Hillsboro Road
Franklin , TN 37064
Registration Closing Date

Friday, September 13, 2013

About This Activity

Date: Saturday, September 14

 

Location: Downtown Leipers Fork, TN

 

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

 

Registration:

Early Registration (through August 30) $25.00

Registration (August 31 through September 13) $30.00 (Online Registration closes at 7pm 9/12 - Walk up Registration at Early Packet Pick Up - Fleet Feet Brentwood from 2pm - 7pm on 9/13)

Day of Race (September 14) $35.00

 

Registered participants will receive: short-sleeve technical t-shirt and finisher's medal

 

Entertainment, Fun and Food:

Bring the family and stick around after the run/walk for music, fun, and food being served up Leipers Fork style.

 

Charity:

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.

 

Motivation for the Event:

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. 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.



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