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.
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 details and schedule
Early Packet Pick Up- Fire Station 1- April 10 from 6PM to 8PM
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.
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.
Atascadero Firefigthers Association