20160921_174240If you participated in last year’s Firefighter Themed Obstacle Course you were pitted against just over 15 obstacles.  We saw you chop through roofs, extinguish car fires, and find your way through smoke filled mazes.  As you crossed the finish line you were dripping wet…either from the plethora of water obstacles or sweat…we couldn’t really tell.  As you crossed that finish line though you were a different person…you conquered what most fear!

Well…that was 2015 and this is 2016.  If 15 obstacles were enough in 2015…then 16 obstacles should be enough in 2016…right? Wrong! This year we are bringing you 20 obstacles.  That’s right…20!  In the nearly four miles that you run you are going to be put face to face with obstacles that challenge your stamina, strength, and teamwork.

So what exactly are these new obstacles?!? Well, we can’t ruin all the surprises, but we guess we can give you a slight heads up.  To the left you will see our new horizontal climb.  Balancing on just pieces of 2×4’s you have to scale across not one, but two walls.

Another new obstacle this year is what we are deeming the “Over Under”.  Get ready to jump over walls and crawling under obstacles in rapid repetition.  If that wasn’t enough, we have taken some of the obstacles from last year and added a new twist for them as well.  The only way to truly find out what all the obstacles will be is to Stop, Drop & Run!

Think you can handle the heat? Sign up today if you are ready to Stop, Drop & Run!

Are you ready to Stop, Drop & Run Tomorrow?

Standard 5K Details

Registration & Packet Pickup opens: 7:30
Race Day registration closes: 8:45
Race Starts: 9:00
Award Ceremony: Approximately 10:30

Obstacle Course Details

Registration & Packet Pickup opens: 7:30
First Heat Starts: 9:00
Heats start every 15 minutes

Runners can register until the last heat start time of 10:45.  The first three heats are full at this time.  Race day registrations will be able to pick their desired heat up to 5 minutes prior to the start of that heat.

What to wear for obstacle course?

You can wear regular clothes to the complete the obstacle course.  If you want you could also bring gloves to wear for some of the obstacles. For firefighters running, yes you can wear full gear as well.  We would recommend taking out your thermal liner though so that you don’t over heat.

What to bring with me to the obstacle course?

The things that you should definitely bring with you include: a complete change of clothes, an extra pair of shoes, and a towel.  We will have changing facilities on site in addition to a bag check area.

Can my friends and family still register?

Absolutely!  Online registration will stay open until Midnight.  They can then register the morning of the race.  We will allow participants to register up to 5 minutes prior to the start of each heat.  Just send them over to for information and registration.

When do I run?

Check your online registration record to see the heat you registered for the Obstacle Course.  If you can’t find your registration email, your race bib will also say what time.

What is the route for the obstacles?

The obstacle route is very similar to that of the standard 5k race.  In areas you will break off to complete the obstacles.  In these area follow the direction signs, tree lines, and caution tape to guide you on the proper route.  If you have any questions, just ask a firefighter.

General Questions about Stop, Drop & Run

Where do I park?

The fire department is located in a residential area.  As such, there is street parking throughout the area.  Please be cautious of participants if you are arriving later in the morning for a later heat.

How do I know where to go?

The route will be marked with signs in yards.  In addition to this there will also be traffic directors to guide you on the path.  Don’t worry, we haven’t lost a runner yet.

Are there bathrooms?

There are bathrooms at the fire department along with port-a-potties at CV Middle School and Antoline Park.

What is there to do after the race?

After you complete either the 5K or the Obstacle course, feel free to sit and relax at the spectator area.  In addition to this we will also have shirts, chinese auction, and a 50/50 going on as well.  We will draw these at the end of the event and post the winning numbers so you don’t have to wait around.

Where is everything located at the fire department?

Please see the map below…


Prices go up after Friday

fire-clockTime is ticking away….after Friday prices for the standard 5K will increase from $20 to $25 and the obstacle course will increase from $30 to $40.  In addition to this, only those who register by 9/25 will be guaranteed a shirt on race day as well.  We will try our best to order enough shirts to cover the number of registrations we expect to receive, but we can make no guarantees.  We highly recommend that you register ASAP.  Registration can be found at