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May 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Firemen’s 5k, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), was established in 1999 by Gary Stevenson in memory of the firefighters who died while fighting a church fire in Lake Worth, Texas. The 5k originally began as a way to benefit the families. However, in 2001 the families decided to continue the 5k in Phillip Dean’s and Brian Collin’s memory and for the proceeds to benefit The Compassionate Friends and The WARM Place. Both of these organizations are grief support groups to aid people when a loved one has died. In 2014, the Firemen’s 5k Scholarship fund was established for graduating seniors of Castleberry High school and children of Fort Worth and River Oaks firemen. It is a way to give back to the community who so generously gave after the death of these fine young men. The tradition continues to honor Brian and Phillip and the great men and women who risk their lives on a daily basis to keep others safe.