Mountain View firefighters have organized a pair of fundraising runs this weekend.
The Mountain View Firefighters Random Acts organization is hosting its inaugural 5K and 10K Fire Drill Run Saturday, Feb. 20, at Shoreline Park in Mountain View. All the proceeds will assist the organization in helping seniors and families who need assistance beyond traditional fire emergency services.
"I got into this business to help other people and this [run] will help me help people in ways that restrictions of the job don’t allow," said Mike Quan, an MVFD fire engineer.
Random Acts was created in 1999 after a Mountain View fireman entered a family’s home and noticed a girl’s tooth had been knocked out. He searched for milk in which to bathe the tooth, a classic preservation technique, but was unable to find any food in the house.
In the past, the organization has donated a wheelchair for a veteran, purchased gift cards for families whose homes have burned, and connected people with community agencies for ongoing services.
Both the 5K and 10K race begin will at 9 a.m., and the Kids Fun Run will start at 9:45 a.m. The Run will be located in Lot E, behind the designated kite-flying area near the entrance of the park.
Entry is $40 for adults over 18 years old, $30 for youth under 17, and $12 for kids ages 6-12 who participate in the fun run. A T-shirt and post-run refreshments are included in the fee.
More details and registration can be found on the organization’s website.