Recap: 2016 Annual Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast, 5K Run/Walk, and Kids Triathlon

Thanks to Ted Smith for contributing these photos and narrative

The Governors Village 11th Annual Firemen’s 5K Fun Run & Pancake Breakfast was held on Saturday, May 14, 2016. It was a great day for a race or just for being outdoors. Whether you ran, walked or cheered the runners, it was fun for all. Once again this year, Sparky the Firemen’s mascot was on hand. Runners got off to a quick start and did not seem at all tired as they crossed the finish line. After the run, everyone enjoyed a pancake breakfast, prepared by our Social Committee and served by the Firemen and Firewomen of the North Chatham Volunteer Fire Department.

Each participant and volunteer was presented with a special edition blue T-Shirt. Following the pancake breakfast, the Kids Triathlon started. The participants followed the course and for their final lap dove into the pool for the swimming portion of the race. After everyone finished, prizes were awarded and everyone either stayed at the pool or left to begin other weekend activities.

We must all thank Shannon and Adam Novak, the members of the Social Committee and all other volunteers for doing so well with the challenging tasks of planning and leading this event. It was without question a great success.

A Firefighter’s job can be quite a challenge. About 10:00 AM, several of the firemen left in the rescue vehicle (the second truck in the picture) to respond to an emergency. After the incident was successfully taken care of, the Firefighters and the rescue vehicle returned to the pool parking lot. This was all done so smoothly and efficiently that most people were unaware that this event even happened.

Please enjoy the pictures of this special day.