Don’t Forget…New This Year…A Free Beer for Finishers

Don’t forget that we added something new this year. For our 5th anniversary we felt that we needed to add something that was new and exciting. As we looked around at other races, especially the obstacle races, we noticed one great idea that we could implement into the Stop, Drop & Run….that’s right….beer. Starting this year all finishers (who are over the age of 21 of course) will be given a free beer after finishing the race. Whether you are running, walking, or battling your way through the obstacle course there will be an ice cold beer waiting for you as you cross the finish line. Right now we are working with local breweries to be able to provide you a local craft beer and we will update you once we find out what exactly will be on tap. If one beer just won’t quench your thirst…don’t worry you will be able to purchase another one.

So let’s recap. If you are participating in the standard 5k you will receive not only this year’s awesome shirt, but also an ice cold beer as well. Battling your way through the obstacle course? Then you will be getting not only a race shirt and that delicious beer, but also a finisher’s medal as well.

Race Shirts Have Arrived for Saturday

The shirts for this year’s race are officially in!  Hope you are just as excited for them as we are.  If you haven’t registered, what are you waiting for?  You have until Friday at midnight to register online else you will have to wait until Saturday morning to register at the race.  Speaking of Saturday, have you looked at the weather?

Are we sure this is even October still? We aren’t complaining though.  Please consider supporting your volunteer firefighters by signing up today.

 

A Look at the Lilypad Dash

One of the three new obstacles this year is the lilypad dash.  While it may look like a piece of cake obstacle, trust me, looks can be deceiving.  Attached above from just a central point when you step onto the pads it truly becomes a feat of balance.  Couple that with that fact that you need to walk across all six steps without falling off, this new obstacle is going to take some serious balance skills to complete.  As a reminder, this year’s Stop, Drop & Run Obstacle Race features 23 obstacles.

Don’t forget, online registration closes Friday night at midnight so hurry on over to the registration page and register today.  Reminder, all proceeds benefit your volunteer firefighters.

 

 

Register Before Monday and be Guaranteed a Shirt!

The Stop, Drop & Run is fast approaching and with that so are some important deadlines for the race.  First up, if you want to be guaranteed a shirt for the race you will need to register before Sunday at 11:59 p.m.  That’s right, you have until the end of the weekend to get your registration in and you will be guaranteed to burn some calories and walk home with this year’s sweet shirt.  Even if you don’t heed our advice and wait until after then to register, don’t worry, we order extra shirts to cover those people who register late.  Even if you don’t get a shirt on race day we will order more shirts and have them available at the fire department for pickup at a later date.

After Sunday, well, it is just a matter of days until the race.  Online registration will then close on Friday at 11:59 pm. the day before the race.

Time is ticking away, hurry over to the registration page and register today.

 

Buy One, Get One Free Registration for First Responders (Promotion Expired)

First and foremost, please forward this link to other first responders you think may be interested.

The Stop, Drop & Run 5k is fast approaching on October 14th and we hope that you will join us for this year’s race on October 14th.  We would like to see a large presence of our fellow first responders at this year’s race.  So whether you are a firefighter, police officer, EMT, or a member of the military, we are offering a buy one, get one free special from today until Sunday (October 8th) at midnight.  Whether you want to register with a fellow first responder or with your family, this special is for you.

Instructions to Redeem Buy One, Get One Special:

1.) Register other registrant first if they are not a first responder
2.) Be sure to select “First Responder” on your second registration and enter your entity’s name.  The First Responder must be the second registration in order for the promotion to work.
3.) Enter Coupon Code “FirstResponder” on the First Responder’s registration.
4.) You will see the price of that registration drop to $0.
5.) Get ready to Stop, Drop & Run!

As a reminder, the Stop, Drop & Run 5k features a standard 5k run/walk along with the option of a firefighter themed obstacle course featuring 23 obstacles.  You can check the obstacles out here.

Ready to register?  You can do so here…

10 Reasons to Run the Stop, Drop & Run

Hard to believe the 5th annual Stop, Drop & Run 5k is right around the corner.  For those who have signed up already, thank you for your support, if you haven’t signed up yet, in David Letterman style, here are the Top 10 reasons why you should sign up for this years race:

10.) All participants receive an awesome shirt.

9.) Children 12 and under receive a medal.

8.) All participants in the Obstacle Course receive a firefighter themed medal.

7.) The top overall Male and Female receive a $100 prize.

6.) New this year, all finishers over the age of 21 receive a free beer.

5.) Obstacle course participants get to battle their way through 23 obstacles that put them through the day in the life of a firefighter

4.) Open to runners, walkers, and obstacle enthusiasts

3.) Fun environment featuring music at the start/finish line

2.) Family friendly event

and the Number 1 reason why you should sign up for the Stop Drop and Run 5k?

1.) All proceeds benefit your volunteer firefighters so they can continue to protect their community.

We hope that we have convinced you to sign up for this year’s Stop, Drop & Run 5k.

 

2017 Obstacle Map Released Featuring 3 New Obstacles

We are just over three weeks away from the Stop, Drop & Run 5k and with that in mind we are now able to release the final obstacle route course maps.  This year we are adding 3 new type of obstacles and will have a total of 23 obstacles for participants.  We are going to give you some details on the three new this year here, but please check out the full obstacle course list here.

Weight Pull – In this obstacle you can either pull the weights with the string via a hand over hand method or drag it with the shorter rope.  You will start at one end of the obstacle, drag it to the other end, and then pull it back to the starting point.

Box Jump – Get ready to get those feet up and off the ground.  You will be jumping from one side of the box onto the top and then down onto the other side.  Jump back up and across.  Now repeat this 10 times.

Lilypad Dash – Similar to jungle gyms that you may have played on in elementary school, the Lilypad dash will test not only your balance, but your strength too.  Step onto the suspended pad and hang onto the rope as you cross your way to the next.  Don’t fall off or it’s back to the start that you go.

Remember, if obstacle courses aren’t your thing, we also have a standard 5k walk/run that you can support your volunteer firefighters in by registering.

New this year! A free beer for finishers.

For our 5th anniversary we felt that we needed to add something that was new and exciting. As we looked around at other races, especially the obstacle races, we noticed one great idea that we could implement into the Stop, Drop & Run….that’s right….beer. Starting this year all finishers (who are over the age of 21 of course) will be given a free beer after finishing the race. Whether you are running, walking, or battling your way through the obstacle course there will be an ice cold beer waiting for you as you cross the finish line. Right now we are working with local breweries to be able to provide you a local craft beer and we will update you once we find out what exactly will be on tap. If one beer just won’t quench your thirst…don’t worry you will be able to purchase another one.

So let’s recap. If you are participating in the standard 5k you will receive not only this year’s awesome shirt, but also an ice cold beer as well. Battling your way through the obstacle course? Then you will be getting not only a race shirt and that delicious beer, but also a finisher’s medal as well.

Register before October 1st and the regular 5k participants will only pay $20 and the obstacle course registration will only be $30. Talk about a great deal!