**New in 2018! Team/group registrations are now accepted and will give each team member a $5 discount off their registration price! Team registration options: you can register as an individual and select 'create team' where others can complete and pay for their own registrations and join you by team name, or register as a group/team where you complete and pay for all the team members in one transaction. There will be a traveling trophy awarded to the top finishing team. Top finishing individual registrations will still be awarded a medal. Each team needs to have at least 4 participants to register. Only partcipants and teams who register before midnight on April 1st will recieve a t-shirt. Registrations must be completed and paid before midnight on April 1st or your name will not appear in the active generated report.**
A 5K walk/run and 10K run, hosted by volunteers and the Lava Beds National Monument, to raise money for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation in memory of Shawn Price, Thomas Marovich Jr., Luke Sheehy, David Ruhl, and all other 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.
Shawn Price was the Engine Captain for Engine 74 at the Lava Beds National Monument in Tulelake, California. He passed after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Thomas Marovich Jr was a Wildland Firefigher Apprentice who worked on the Big Valley Ranger District in Adin, California. He was taken from us during a rappel accident on the Backbone Fire in the Summer of 2009.
Luke Sheehy was a Redding Smokejumper who died June 10th, 2013 as a result of injuries received on a wildfire on the Modoc National Forest.
David Ruhl, a firefighter from the Black Hills National Forest, was on temporary assignment to the Modoc National Forest when he was killed battling the Frog Fire near Longbell.
Event details and schedule
Registration and check in will open at 8:00 AM and close at 9:30 AM on May 5th 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!