Help ‘Break The Stigma’ Of Addiction & Mental Illness At The Heroes in Recovery 6K Run

Addiction and mental illness have a powerful impact on the lives of so many in our community, and unfortunately many people don’t seek help before it’s too late due to the social stigma associated with their challenges. The Heroes in Recovery 6K Run wants to eliminate that social stigma once and for all!

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The San Diego Heroes race is a unique 6K run/walk presented by Southern California’s Recovery Centers (SCRC) and Foundations San Diego, an outpatient treatment center of Foundations Recovery Network. 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.

Heroes in Recovery has a simple mission: to eliminate the social stigma that keeps individuals with addiction and mental health issues from seeking help, to share stories of recovery for the purpose of encouragement and inspiration, and to create an engaged sober community that empowers people to get involved, give back, and live healthy, active lives. 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.

They’re holding events across the country, seeking to inspire a sense of community wherever they can. One of their main events is the Heroes 6K race — not 5K, but 6K — to create awareness of the need for treatment and to support those who are in recovery.

Schedule of Events

Packet Pick Up/Walk Up Registration 

Date: Friday, November 17, 2017
Location: Road Runner Sports | 5553 Copley Dr, San Diego, CA 9211
Time: 2 PM – 7 PM

**Pick up your packet at Road Runner Sports and receive $10 off your purchase of $30 or more OR if you’re a current VIP Club member, enjoy 25% off your entire purchase! (Some exclusions may apply)**

Race Day Registration/Packet Pick Up
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Location: De Anza Cove Park, Mission Bay | 3000 N Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
Walk Up Registration Time: 7:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Race Start Time: 9 AM
Family fun such as caricature drawing and face painting begins immediately after race start
Award Ceremony: 10:00 AM

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