Is this open to the public or just firefighters?
This event is absolutely opened to the general public. The more runners that register for the race the more successful this fundraiser will be.
Is there a discount for first responders?
We are extending a 20% discount for all first responders (Firefighters, Police & EMT’s). When registering select the First Responder option and enter your department.
How difficult is the standard course?
The course takes place on the heights of Monaca. It includes various ascents and descents on that route. Based upon MapMyRun calculations, it appears that the height difference is about 100 feet.
How difficult is the obstacle course?
The obstacle course can be as difficult or as easy as you want it to be. There are presently approximately 20 obstacles along the course. If you feel you are unable to complete an obstacle you can do burpees in place of it.
Where can I get updated race information?
Feel free to check the site frequently as we will be adding updates to the homepage of the website. If you want breaking up to the date news, please feel free to like our Stop, Drop & Run 5K page.
When does registration begin and end?
Registration for the 2017 Stop, Drop and Run 5k is now open. You may register online until October 13, 2017 and by paper until October 12, 2017. All other registration can occur the morning of the race.
When can I pick up my race materials?
All race materials can be picked up the morning of the race starting at 7:30 a.m. at Station 57 (the starting line) at 913 Taylor Ave, Monaca, PA 15061.
Is there a minimum age to run?
No. We ask that younger runners are supervised on the course by a parent or guardian, for their safety and those running around them.
Will water be provided along the course?
Yes, there will be two water stations along the route. One will be in the Central Valley Middle School parking lot and the other will take place at the Monaca Youth Baseball Field.
Is parking available?
The fire department is located in a residential area, as such there is parking available on the street throughout the community.
What are the age divisions?
Age groups are as follows 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and up
What prizes will be awarded?
A trophy will be presented to the first place men’s and women’s finisher, medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each division..
All participants in the obstacle course will receive a medal.
Is there a cash prize?
The overall 1st place male and female for the standard 5k will both be awarded $100.
Is this race timed?
Registered runners in the standard 5k and all obstacle course participants will be timed in this year’s race. Walkers will not be timed.
Is this race photographed?
There will be photographers along the course. They have not been selected at this time.