Stop Drop and Roll 5K

Sat September 30, 2023 Summerfield, NC 27358 US Directions



$25 9:00AM EDT Price increases after September 28, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Sparky's Dash

$10 9:00AM EDT Registration ends September 30, 2023 at 9:00am EDT


Summerfield Fire Department
7400 Summerfield Rd
Summerfield, NC US 27358


This event will be the 7th annual Stop, Drop, and Roll 5K. Always a huge success, 2023 will hopefully be even bigger and better. This year, donations will go towards the construction of a new building for Donald's Fire Haven Museum in Pleasant Garden.

The Pleasant Garden Fire Department is raising money for the construction of a 40×80 building to house Donald’s Fire Haven Museum donated by Donald and Ethel Whitaker. Estimated price is close to $ 200,000.00 dollars. The building will be located on our property 4814 Pleasant Garden Road. Once completed the museum will be open to the public. A lot of you know Donald and his involvement in the Fire Service in North Carolina and have been to his museum. Donald recently requested that I oversee this project and what an honor this is for me. Donald has been a mentor to me for 30 years and I know I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in now without his guidance. Donald unfortunately passed away earlier this year but he wanted to make sure his collection stays in Pleasant Garden and that it stays together. 

Donald and his wife Ethel, built the museum on their property and it opened to the public in 2003. He started his collection over 50 years ago.

The museum is dedicated to the preservation and education of the rich history of the firefighting service, fire prevention, education and fire safety. This collection includes many items from foreign countries Donald had visited.

You can google Donald’s Fire Haven Museum and see some of his collection online. 

All 5K participants will receive a finisher medal!

The day will start with a fun run for the smaller runners followed by a 5K run/walk which is the main event of the day. Following the 5K there will be fresh warm chili served at the fire station free of charge.

This unique event is great for your company or organization to be a part of. This is a great opportunity for your company to give back to the community and promote your name!

All 5K runners will receive Short Sleeve T-shirts.

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