Run With Us to Kick Off Fire Prevention Week

To kick off Fire Prevention Week, the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation is holding a 5K Run/Walk & Kids Run on October 8, 2016. It's been a while since I've participated in a 5k and even longer for my two boys. We're excited to support this very worthy cause, at the same time enjoying each others' company in our beautiful city of San Diego. 

My kids are most excited about running with local firefighters and I'm glad the event also raises much needed funds for the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation. The money helps support their mission of providing enhanced equipment, training, and to support their community education program.

The San Diego Fire Rescue 5K & Kids Run is for everyone and offers several divisions including: 
  • 5K Run/Walk
  • 5K Run/Walk Stroller Division
  • 5K Public Safety Division
  • 1-mile Kids Run
  • 100 meter Sparky Sprint
Firefighters will run along with participants and meet them at the finish line to hand out finisher’s medals. My son DJ, as aspiring firefighter, can't wait to run along the firefighters!

That one year DJ spent in the hospital during Halloween
Families, the community and race participants can also enjoy the interactive Fire Safety Expo. The Expo features firefighter demonstrations, SDFD specialty divisions including Bomb Squad, Hazmat and Heavy Rescue. Also present will be Sparky the Fire Dog, San Diego Project Heart Beat, CERT San Diego, San Diego Lifeguards, SDG&E Fire Safety House and more.
When: Saturday, October 8, 2016
First Race Start: 8:30 am
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South
200 Marina Park Way
San Diego, CA 92101

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The course starts and finishes just south of Seaport Village. Run, walk, or stroll past a beautiful marina and shopping complexes which includes 54 one of a kind shops, 13 casual dining eateries, 4 fine dining waterfront restaurants, and located in close proximity to local hotels.
  • Fast, flat course
  • Very family-friendly, strollers welcome - including TWO kids run options!!
  • Run with firefighters, lifeguards, medics, law enforcement and military!
  • Short-sleeve, top-quality technical fabric race shirt
  • High-quality drawstring goodie bag
  • Professional “chip” timing
  • Water stations, entertainment and support along the course
  • Custom finisher’s medal
  • Access to the fire safety expo and beer garden (21+)
  • The satisfaction of supporting our world-class first responders!
  • Special VIP gifts at check-in!
  • Individuals, families, and kids are welcomed participants. Awards will be presented for first place male and female in each division!
It'll be a great day supporting San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation! See you there!