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2018 Memphis Heroes in Recovery 6K

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Overton Park 389 East Parkway North MemphisTN  38112
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Overton Park 389 East Parkway North MemphisTN  38112

About This Activity

About the Race

The 2018 Memphis Heroes in Recovery 6K is a unique run/walk presented by Foundations Recovery Network and The Oaks at La Palmoma. 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 healthdisorders 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.

Event details and schedule


Pricing Schedule: 

Online registration closes Thursday, May 17th at 5 p.m.

  • Early Registration: $25 (through March 4, 2018)
  • Registration: $30 (March 5th - March 14, 2018)
  • Late Registration: $35 (March 15 - May 17, 2018)
  • Race Day Registration: $40 (May 19, 2018)
  • *We are unable to provide refunds or transfers to another participate, but we can change your registration to a virtual runner (no difference in cost will be refunded for change)

You may only qualify to win in one category and must be present to receive your award. 

Overall Male and Female Winners

First Place
Second Place
Third Place

Overall Masters Male and Female Winners

First Place 
Second Place 
Third Place 

Other award categories – Age Group Awards Male/Female:

10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+

Each Participant will receive:

  • A Finisher's Medal upon crossing the Finish Line!
  • Race shirt
  • Reusable race bag
  • Post race nutrition

Interested in helping out at the 2018 Memphis Heroes in Recovery 6K? Volunteers have the option to run the race, too! Each volunteer will receive a Heroes volunteer shirt at check-in.



6K course through beautiful Overton Park.

Organizer Info

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Map & Direction

Overton Park 389 East Parkway North MemphisTN  38112
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