Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Plumsteadville Volunteer Fire Company (Get Directions)
Saturday March 16, 2019
5K Race 9:00 | Fun Run 9:30
For the 13th year running, The Plumsteadville Volunteer Fire Company is proud to host the first
race in the Bucks 5K series. This year’s race is on Saturday March 16th, 2019. Our race starts
and finishes at our fire house and winds through scenic Plumsteadville. There is a challenging
elevation change on the bottom leg of the course that will help to wring out those winter
doldrums. Following the race, we offer refreshments by local vendors including Bucks County
Brewery while the awards are handed out.
The Plumsteadville Volunteer Fire Company is an entirely volunteer fire department providing professional services to portions of Plumstead and Bedminster Townships as well as supporting all surrounding fire departments as mutual aid. The volunteer members run on average 325 emergency calls per year that range from house fires, auto accidents/extrications, domestic rescues, brush fires, carbon monoxide and fire alarms and much more.
All proceeds from the Blaze of Glory 5K go directly to the fire company. The budget of the Plumsteadville Volunteer Fire Company is 52% funded by Plumstead and Bedminster Townships. The remaining 48% is raised by our members through fundraising events and donations. Money raised goes towards much needed safety equipment. For example, to outfit a single firefighter with basic safety gear will cost over $3,500.00. This cost does not include the cost of an air pack which is an additional expense of $6,500.00. To replace a fire truck can cost between $350,000 and $500,000.
The official course records are for USATF certification #PA14001LMB, and do not apply to any previous course variations prior to this certification.
|Under 9||Ava Tweedale||27:12||2017|
|Under 9||Matthew Pantalone||26:52||2018|