'Run for the Hills' to benefit Grayson Co. fire departments

By: Allison Harris Email
By: Allison Harris Email

DENISON, TX - More than 400 people are expected to get down and dirty this weekend to benefit area firefighters. Run for the Hills is the Grayson County's first mud-race and all proceeds will go to fire departments in the county.

The 5K track includes obstacles like tires, hanging bars, ay bails and ponds. The race starts at 8 o'clock Saturday morning at Loose Wheels in Denison. Firefighters say the funds will help restore resources that were depleted in last summer's grass fires.

"Yes, last year we did have a lot of grass fires, and equipment gets damaged and things like that, so we'll apply this money towards personal protective equipment or bunker gear, whatever we can use to help out in the future that's been neglected in the past," Lt. Caleeb Thompson of the Van Alstyne Fire Department says.

To register online, visit http://www.loosewheelstexas.com/RunForTheHills/Start.htm

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  • by David Location: Denison on Jun 3, 2012 at 06:27 PM
    This was a great event. I had a lot of fun doing the mud run. I will be in the September race as well.
  • by me on Jun 2, 2012 at 12:16 PM
    novo 1 signed up for this
  • by South of the Red on Jun 1, 2012 at 06:48 AM
    We hate that it happened that way, too. There is another charity mud run planned for the end of September. Hope those that had to miss this one will consider signing up for that one!!
  • by Alan Location: Sherman on Jun 1, 2012 at 05:32 AM
    This sounds like a great event for a great cause. Too bad it's scheduled right on top of the Sherman HS graduation.
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