Heroes in Recovery, a movement celebrating the heroic efforts of those who seek addiction and mental health treatment will be returning to Memphis 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 behavioral health issues. The Heroes movement, ignited by Foundations Recovery Network (FRN), a family of treatment centers that includes La Paloma Treatment Center in Memphis, has also been carried on the shoulders of supporters, advocates, friends, family members and all those touched by the disease of addiction.
The Heroes in Recovery 6K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, November 16 at 8 a.m. in Downtown Memphis. The race will begin and end in the square, taking participants on a scenic 6K (3.728 mile) loop course through Downtown and beside the Mississippi River.
The charity beneficiary for this race is The Way, an outreach ministry of St. John’s United Methodist Church. The Way is a service of recovery that is based on the beatitudes and the 12 Steps.
This Heroes in Recovery event is the 10th in a series of 6k races that are held across the country to raise awareness and break the stigma associated with addiction treatment and recovery.