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Memorial firefighters 5k run

Jeff Annas Memorial 5k Run
Jeff Annas Memorial 5k Run

Event Details

  • 3rd annual Jeff Annas memorial firefighters 5k run
  • Saturday, September 18, 2010
  • Okeeheelee Park
  • 7715 Forest Hill Blvd
  • West Palm Beach, Florida

Race Day Information

8 AM race start for the 5k run. All proceeds from the run will be split between the Firefighters Benevolent Fund and the Kids Cancer Foundation of South Florida. Race day registration is available onsite from 6:30 to 7:30 AM.

There will also be a 1k kids fun run. The kids fun run is not timed. All children participating will receive a race number and a finishers medal. There is no fee to enter the kids fun fun.

All participants can enjoy a post race B-B-Q, post race messages, music and the award ceremony. There will also be a variety of firefighter apparatus on display along with a post race cooling station with misting fans and cooling fans.

About Jeff Annas

Capt Jeff Annas was a dedicated public servant to the citizens of Palm Beach County. He served 25 years in this capacity as a Firefighter/Paramedic before his untimely death on March 30th, 2008. Jeff was also a registered nurse, a SWAT Medic, and one of the original crew members of the Trauma Hawk. Capt Annas had won numerous awards throughout his career including international Paramedic competitions. Jeff was a mentor to many and his legacy lives on every day in Palm Beach County through the actions of the hundreds of Paramedics he helped teach and guide.

Jeff was also an avid runner. He had run numerous local races including the Disney Marathon. One of Jeff's long term goals was to one day organize a 5k run. In the fall of 2007 Jeff began to realize this dream and began the process of organizing what he wanted to call The Firefighters 5k Run. The date was set for September 13th, 2008. Jeff chose the Firefighters/Paramedics Benevolent Fund as the charity due to the work that they do not only for firefighters, but also for members of the community.

On March 30th, 2008 we were all stunned when Capt Jeff Annas passed away. Despite our personal grief everybody quickly came together to complete what Jeff had started. The first order of business was changing the race name to The Jeff Annas Memorial Firefighters 5k Run. 531 runners registered for the first race on September 13th, 2008. Over 100 firefighters participated in the event. The race brought members of the community and firefighters together in a family atmosphere that Jeff would have wanted. We continue to honor Jeff making this an annual event.

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