Welcome to the New Mexico Fire Muster and 5k hosted by IAFF Local 244. This is the first annual event with the hopes of continuing every year to get the fire community and public together for a great cause. The NM Fire Muster and 5K event were created to support and raise money for the Survivor’s Fund and Membership Assistance Program for local firefighters. The Survivor’s fund was created several years ago to assist two firefighters with their medical expenses after being diagnosed with cancer. Proudly, both of those men are back to full duty and serving the citizens of Albuquerque today with minimal medical expenses. Unfortunately, the number of firefighters being diagnosed with cancer and other illnesses has risen and gratefully, the Survivor’s fund has been there to help. Now we need your help to continue to support and raise money to take care of these unfortunate circumstances!
The NM Fire Muster and 5K/fun run will be held at Balloon Fiesta Park on August 26th, 2017. We will have a 5K race along with a 1-mile family fun run in the morning, which are open to the public. Firefighters will be able to compete in a modified combat challenge with either a team of 3 or individually. Also, we will have live bands, food trucks, car/bike show, and a beer garden supplied by Desert Valley Brewery. Desert Valley Brewery will be revealing their new “244 Red”, which was custom created to raise money for the Survivor’s fund. This event is open to the public, and has no admission charge! We just ask that you make a donation at the event or on the website below. Come out and support your local firefighters!
In addition to the races and combat challenge, we will also be hosting other fun events and vendors. These will include:
- A Car Show
- Golf competitions that include a Long-Drive contest and a “closest to the pin” contest
- Food trucks
- Desert Valley Brewery Beer Garden
- Bike Run by IAFF 10th district MC
- Live Bands!