5K walk/run and 10K run hosted by a group of volunteers and the Lava Beds National Monument to raise money for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation in memory of wildland firefighters who have lost their lives or who have been seriously injured in the line of duty. The walk/run is also followed by a hosted BBQ lunch and raffle. All proceeds go directly to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation to support their mission.
The Wildland Firefighter Foundation's main focus is to help families of firefighters killed in the line of duty and to assist injured firefighters and their families. They honor and acknowledge past, present, and future members of the wildland firefighting community, and partner with private and interagency organizations to bring recognition to wildland firefighters.
This event was created after the untimely passing of Lava Beds National Monument Engine Captain, Shawn Price. Shawn was an integral part of the fire management program at the Lava Beds, and was known for his fun-loving nature, and goofy sense of humor. Just a year prior to Shawn's passing, Thomas Marovich Jr, a US Forest Service Wildland Firefigher Apprentice who worked on the Big Valley Ranger District in Adin, California, also tragically passed during a rappel accident on the Backbone Fire. These series of events prompted friends and co-workers of the two men to create the Shawn & Tom Firefighter Memorial Run to honor their friends.
After a few successful years, and the loss or more loved ones, the event organizers changed the fundraiser's name to the Wildland Firefighter Remembrance Run. Particpants of the event are encouraged to walk or run in memory of a loved one, and are provided a memorial board at registration to display their loved one's name.
Event details and schedule
DON'T FORGET! WE OFFER TEAM REGISTRATIONS (AND YOU GET A $5 PER PERSON DISCOUNT)! Sign up is easy! You can register the whole team at once, or set up a team and team members register individually.
First Place Medals are awarded to category and age divisions and First Place Teams receive a "traveling trophy".
Registration and check in will open at 8:00 AM and close at 9:30 AM on May 4th in the Lava Beds National Monument Visitor Center parking lot. There will be limited parking at the visitor center, so please car pool if possible.
Race will begin at 10:00 AM and will be followed by the hosted BBQ lunch, race results and awards, and raffle.
Strollers and leashed dogs are allowed. Children in strollers do not need to be registered.
Both courses are all on pavement, include hills, and can be challenging to some. Those with finishing times over 1 1/2 hours may not have a final time as timing will end at 11:30 AM.
Be prepared for changing weather!
Wildland Firefighter Foundation