5K Race to fund community programs.

The Gatlinburg Firefighter’s Association is sponsoring the 5th Annual Fit for Duty Firefighter’s 5K & 10K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 9, 2016.  The 9:00 a.m. race begins in front of the Gatlinburg Fire Department at 1230 East Parkway, rain or shine.  The race is open to men, women and children of all ages.


Proceeds from the race go to fund the Gatlinburg Firefighter’s Association community education programs.  Race Director, Amanda Perryman says, “The Association works hard to keep our firefighters, our community, and our many visitors safe.  We accomplish this through our Fire and Life Safety Education Programs in our schools and community.”  Programs include: providing smoke alarms, child safety seat education, a kid’s firefighter camp, among others.


Special race divisions include the Firefighter Challenge, SCBA Challenge and Clydesdale and Athena.  The Firefighter and SCBA Challenges allow competitors to race in full turnout gear with or without the SCBA.  The Clydesdale Division and Athena divisions are for men and women that weigh in at more than 220 pounds and 170 pounds respectively.  Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 overall male and female finishers.  The top three winners in each age division will receive medals.  The top finishers in the SCBA, Firefighter and Clydesdale and Athena Challenges receive trophies.


Register before March 25 to be guaranteed a t-shirt.  For race registration and information call 865-661-0685 or visit www.gatlinburgfire.org.