Everyone loves a good fall run, but this new community event is for a great cause too - our life-saving heroes, the firefighters.

Running in the fall is a wonderful thing. The cooler temperatures and the beautiful scenery can't be beat. The 1st Annual East Herkimer Fire Department 5k is scheduled for Saturday, October 14, 2017. This first time event features a race course starting on Palisades Drive in Herkimer. There will be cash prizes for the Top Overall Male and Top Overall Female finishers. Medals go to winners in several other age group categories - 18-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50+.

East Herkimer Volunteer Fire Department

Their Facebook event page has details about how you can still get early bird registration through September 30th. They are also offering discounted registration to all current and retired Firefighters, Law Enforcement, EMS and Military personnel, and a free commemorative t-shirt to the first 100 registrants.

East Herkimer Volunteer Fire Department

There will be registration on the day of the event - October 14, 2017, 7:30-8:30am. The race gets started at 9am, with an awards ceremony to follow. You can also pre-register at their RunSignUp page. Proceeds from the event go to benefit the community services of the East Herkimer Volunteer Fire Department, and you get to take part in one last fantastic run before the snow flies.