National Movement Heroes in Recovery to Host Third Annual 6K Run/Walk in Gilbert, AZ on December 17

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Race to be held at Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch and benefit local charity: Step One Inc.

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...we hope the local community will join us to help others change their lives. - Joe Garcia, Executive Director at Step One Inc.

Heroes in Recovery, a movement celebrating the heroic efforts of those who seek addiction and mental health treatment is returning to Gilbert for their annual 6K run/walk. The race is a 6K, not a 5K, which not only represents the six letters in the word “HEROES,” but also symbolizes the extra distance people in recovery go to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Heroes in Recovery was ignited by Foundations Recovery Network (FRN), a family of treatment centers, which includes local treatment location Calvary Healing Center.

The Heroes race in Gilbert will also benefit local charity Step One Inc. Recovery Housing whose mission is to introduce twelve-step based program to a newly sober individual in a clean, safe environment.

“It is an honor for Step One to participate in an event of this scale, we hope the local community will join us to help us, help others change their lives,” Joe Garcia, Executive Director at Step One Inc., said.

The Heroes 6K will be held on Sunday December 17, at 9:00 am. The race starts and finishes at Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch and takes participants on a scenic 6K (3.728 mile). All registered participants will each receive a race tank, finisher’s medal, reusable bag and souvenir bib. This is a family-friendly event and will include post-race food, entertainment, kids’ activities, cash prizes for placers and raffles for participants and spectators.

Early registration for the 6K is $25, and regular registration increases to $30 and eventually $35 as race day draws near. Walk-up registration on race day is $40.

For more information and to register for the event go to: heroes6K.com

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