The Gatlinburg Firefighters Association’s annual Fit for Duty Firefighters 5K and 10K has been scheduled for Saturday, March 30 at 9 a.m. This year’s race is the eleventh iteration of the event.
All proceeds from the event benefit the Gatlinburg Firefighter’s Association community outreach programs. The Gatlinburg Firefighters Association offers fire and life safety education programs in area schools, an annual firefighter camp for area youth each summer, as well as providing free smoke alarms and child seat safety programs.
Pre-registration for the event is ongoing through 10 p.m. on March 29 at the discounted cost of $25 for the 5K race and $35 for the 10K race. Registration is also held the day of the event from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m.
The course starts and ends at the Gatlinburg Fire Department, Station No. 1 at 1230 East Parkway. In addition to the regular 5K and 10K races, there is also a Firefighter’s Challenge 5K Race, where participants are required to wear full turnout gear, as well as a SCBA Challenge 5K race, where participants must wear full turnout gear and a self-contained breathing apparatus unit.
In order to register for the race, or for more information on the event, please visit https://runsignup.com/Race/TN/Gatlinburg/FirefighterFitforDuty510K.