OKC Fire Hosts 'Project Life Run' To Raise Funds For Smoke Alarms

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 11:49 am
By: News 9

The Oklahoma City Fire Department is hosting its 2nd Annual Project Life Run fundraiser, starting at 8 a.m. on September 20 at the Regatta Park, 701 S. Lincoln.

As temperatures cool, the chance of home fires increases as families try to keep warm. Oklahoma City fire officials offer free smoke alarms to help alert families during an emergency.

Captain Benny Fulkerson with the Oklahoma City Fire Department said the Project Life program allows the fire department to provide life-saving smoke alarms to citizens free of charge.

Watch the Project Life Run Video 

Project Life Run is a family-friendly event that includes a 5K run and a 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk along the bank of the Oklahoma River. The 1-mile Fun Run/Walk will start at 8 a.m., and the 5K will follow at 8:30 a.m.

The cost to register is $25, and early registration is suggested, since the event will be capped at 500 runners.

Register for Project Life Run

Registration packets will be available for pick up from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on September 18 at Academy Sports, 7700 S. Walker, and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on September 19 at Academy Sports, 4361 N.W. 63rd Street.

All runners will receive an Oklahoma City Fire Department, moisture wicking t-shirt and a finisher's medal. Bronze, silver and gold medals will go to the top three male and female finishers in each standard age group. The top overall male and female winners will receive special awards presented by the Oklahoma City Fire Department.