Community Race for A Good Cause

The Inaugural Mountain View Fire Drill 5K/10K and Kids’ Fun Run

Mountain View, Calif., February 10, 2016–There’s an event for all runner and walker levels at the Inaugural Mountain View Fire Drill 5K/10K and Kids’ Fun Run, held on Saturday, February 20, at the beautiful Shoreline Park, in Mountain View. This exciting new event will support the active efforts of the Mountain View Firefighters Random Acts, a local non-profit organization.

With a festive atmosphere and spectacular setting, the “Fire Drill” is perfect for runners, joggers, and walkers. Both the 5K walk/run and 10K run courses are flat and paved, and follow through the beautiful Shoreline Park, that features scenic views of the Bay and Wetlands. The Kids’ Fun Run course stays within the grounds of Shoreline Park, Lot E.

Entrants will receive a custom Fire Drill Run T-shirt, a Random Acts Logo drawstring backpack, tickets for free ice cream at Gelato Classico, post-race refreshments and snacks provided by Whole Foods, Perfect Bar and Hobees, and more.

Trophies will be awarded to the top overall 10K and 5K male and female finishers, with medals being presented to the top-three male and female finishers in designated age categories. And all children entrants in the Kids’ Fun Run will receive finisher awards.

Entry fees for the 5K/10K are $30 for Youth (17 & under) and $40 for Adults (18 and over $40), add $5 for race-day registration. Kids’ Fun Run admission is $12 (ages 6-12).

There are two ways to register, and save, for the Mountain View Fire Drill 5K / 10K: 1) Download the flyer (available online), fill it out, and mail in with your check (must be received before race day). 2) Register online at .

An Early Race-Packet Pick-Up will be available on Friday, February 19th, at the Fire Administration Building, 1000 Villa St, Mountain View, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Attendees will meet up at Mountain View’s Shoreline Park, 3070 North Shoreline Blvd., at Lot E – home base for the event’s start & finish and check-in area. Check-in and race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with the 10K starting at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K at 9:00 a.m. The Kids’ Fun Run will commence at 9:45 a.m.

About the beneficiary of this race: Mountain View Firefighters Random Acts is a 501(C)3 charity created by dedicated firefighters from the Mountain View Fire Department who truly believe that individuals can make a difference in our community. Their purpose is to perform random acts of good in the Mountain View area, and sometimes in the state. Often, as firefighters respond to calls for help, they observe situations where people need a helping hand or something that will improve their quality of life. They look for opportunities to compassionately meet the needs of people and make a difference through our random acts of kindness. The organization maintains a website at

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