1st Alarm 5k


Event Date

Sat, Oct 4, 2014


Sparks, NV

About This Activity

This innagural event is in conjuction with the 25th annual pancake breakfast at Sparks Fire Station 1.  Participation in this event includes a ticket for a breakfast once you cross the finish line.  It will begin in the downtown Victorian Plaza and end at Fire Station 1.  The event is listed as a 5k.  If you are one to stare at your Garmin, you will find that it is actually 3.43 miles.  A tribute to the 343 fire personnel lost on 9/11.  Due to the short time limit to get this run going, we are limiting the number of participants to 350.

The Sparks Firefighters Association was created in 1928 with the purpose of taking care of our community.  The Association is a charitable organization whose members to not take any sort of compensation.  All funds generated are dispersed to a benevolent fund that aids any public safety personnel who suffers a tragic event, any community burn victim, any local community charitable organization, fire safety education, educational scholarships, etc.  You name it, we support it in our local community.

Event details and schedule

Parking - There are multiple parking garages and parking lots located within the vicinity of the start line

The course is all paved roadways and the standard road hazards.

The run will start at 7:30.  Running packets will be available for pick up by 6:30 in the morning.

This year the run will not be timed, however next year it will be chipped with awards for certain categories.

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