Firehouse 5K

Event Date

Sat, Apr 19, 2014


Atascadero, CA

About This Activity

Course Detail

It has been voted the “Toughest 5k” around.  This course is amazing and challenging. It is the perfect variety of road and trail which is unheard of for a 5k course. The course consists of 1 mile on flat roads. The trails of Pine Mountain provide the other 2 miles with over 500 feet of elevation gain and loss. It has some flat for the speedy sprinters, some climbing for the mountain goats, and some downhill for the risk takers. You will not find another 5k course like this anywhere.

Course Directions

The course starts at Fire Station 1, runs down Lewis Ave to West Mall, turns Left and runs to Capistrano to the entrance of Stadium Park. Heads up the switch back trail to Pine Mountain loop. Crests Pine Mountain and heads down to the Blue Oak Trail. Takes the Blue Oak to the main gate and gets back on the road. Turn left on Capistrano, Right on Lewis Ave and enters the final stretch to finish at Fire Station 1. All turns will be marked with flagging and volunteers.  Water is available at Mile 1 and Mile 2.5


Kids ½ Mile = $5 Race and packet pick up registration only.

5k = $25 till Race Day

5k Race Day = $35. T shirt availability for race day entrants may be limited.

5k Student K-12 = $20

5k Team Challenge is $80 for a team of 4. Awards will be given to the team with the highest 4 place winners.

Registration includes t shirt, race fees, post-race snacks

Event schedule and times

Race Events

Early Packet Pick Up- Fire Station 1- April 18 from 6PM to 9PM

Visit the fire station engine bay for packet pick up and registration.  Early registration costs will still apply.  Get all your goodies while you beat the race morning crowd.

Saturday morning…

7:30-8:15 – Packet pick-up and race-day registration

8:00 –          Health fair open

8:30 –          5k start

9:45 –          Awards (overall male/female, top finisher in each age group, fastest team of 4)

10:00 –        Kids ½ mile start

10:30 –        Health fair close

Race Day Events cont...

-Health Fair- displaying a wide variety of health and wellness sponsors. They will be providing information about their services and how they may assist you in becoming healthier.

- Kids ½ Mile Fun Run. Race day registration available. No Age limit.

- Post race snacks and drinks.

- Fire Station and Equipment tours provided by all your city firefighters.

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