Anniversary of Firefighters 5K Road Race

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p25_n16_Firemans_5K_RaceThe Suffield Firefighters Association proudly announces the 21st annual Firefighters 5K Walk/Run.

Walkers/runners will  set off from South Grand Street at the start of the annual Suffield Firefighters 5K road race running and walking. On a beautiful Sunday morning, they will pass through some of the most picturesque streets in Suffield passing tobacco farms, open fields and other rural charm the Town of Suffield has to offer.

This year on June 4 at 9 a.m. sharp, the Suffield Firefighters will once again host the annual road race. The race route remains the same beginning on South Grand Street going south to Sheldon Street, then to Mountain Road and ending at Bruce Park. The event was re-named a few years ago and is now entitled the Paul R. Simison Memorial Annual 5K Road Race, named for Paul who was the founder of the race. Paul’s hopes for the race was to draw attention to health and fitness—an important attribute for firefighters as well as for volunteerism.

Each year, trophies and medals are awarded for the first place male and female winners in various age group categories. Additionally, there are numerous door prizes to local businesses for the participants. In 2016, a Children’s Fun run for those children who might not want to run a full 5K was added.

Registration forms will be available on line at Interested participants may also pick up race forms at the Suffield Fire House on Mountain Road, Suffield Town Hall, Kent Memorial Library, Suffield Police Department and First National Bank of Suffield.

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