Heroes In Recovery to Host Fourth Annual 6k Run/Walk In Atlanta on July 25th

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The Event Helps Break the Stigma Associated with Addiction and Mental Health and Includes $1,500 Prize Purse For Top Finishers

Heroes in Recovery Atlanta 6k 7/25/15

This Heroes in Recovery event marks the 20th in a series of 6k races that are held across the country to raise awareness and break the stigma associated with addiction treatment, mental health needs and recovery.

Heroes in Recovery, a movement celebrating the heroic efforts of those who seek addiction and mental health treatment, returns to the Atlanta area, for the fourth straight year for one of its family-friendly 6K Run/Walk events. The goal of the race is to garner support for people in recovery and to educate the community at large about addiction and behavioral health issues. The Heroes movement was ignited by Foundations Recovery Network (FRN), a family of treatment centers that includes outpatient facilities in Roswell and Downtown Atlanta.

The Heroes in Recovery 6K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, July 25 at 8:00 am in Brook Run Park in Dunwoody. The race starts and finishes near Pavilion drive and takes participants on a scenic 6K (3.728 mile) looping course through the park. All Registered participants will each receive a gender specific technical t-shirt and finisher’s medal. This is a family friendly event and will include post-race nutrition, entertainment and prize raffle for race participants and spectators.

The race includes cash prizes totaling $1,500.00 to be presented to the top four males and females in the Overall and Masters Overall age division. Additional awards will be presented to the top four males and females for age group division, and the fourth place finishers will be recognized with the unique distinction of ‘Almost Podium’.

The charity beneficiary for this race 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.

This Heroes in Recovery event marks the 20th in a series of 6k races that are held across the country to raise awareness and break the stigma associated with addiction treatment, mental health needs and recovery. Previous events have taken place in Previous events have taken place in Charlotte, NC, New York, NY, Palm Springs, CA, Louisville, CO, Coconut Grove, FL, Roswell, GA and Greenville, SC.

Early registration for all races is $25, regular registration is $30 increasing to $35, and day-of-race fees are $40.

For more information and to register go to http://www.heroes6k.com

About Heroes in Recovery:
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. Ten 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.

Heroes in Recovery is a grassroots movement intended 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.

The Heroes in Recovery 6K races serve as an educational tool for the community as well as a reminder to individuals that while they are on a personal journey of recovery, many others are on that road with them. For more information or to register for any of the Heroes 6K Races, go to http://www.Heroes6K.com.

About Foundations Recovery Network:
Headquartered in Nashville, TN, Foundations Recovery Network is one of the premier organizations for treating those with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders. FRN’s treatment facilities include Michael’s House in Palm Springs, CA; The Canyon in Malibu, CA; The Oaks at La Paloma in Memphis, TN and Black Bear Lodge in Sautee, GA; as well as full-service outpatient treatment centers in Atlanta, GA; Santa Monica, CA; Memphis, TN; Nashville, TN; San Francisco, CA; San Diego, CA; and Palm Springs, CA.

All Foundations Recovery Network treatment centers practice a system of care that treats co-occurring disorders in a fully integrated approach for lasting recovery. For more information, please visit http://www.foundationsrecoverynetwork.com.

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