2017 12th Annual Firemen’s 5K Fun Run and Pancake Breakfast

Updated May 15, 2017 to include course maps and also details for Kid’s Triathlon.

The 12th Annual Firemen’s Pancake Breakfast and 5K Fun Run will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the pool in Governors Park.

Sponsored by the Social Committee, this activity-filled morning includes a 5K Run/Walk through the neighborhoods, a pancake breakfast and a kids triathlon. Firemen will be on site with fire trucks to demonstrate their equipment.


Sign-up will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m. on race day, but advance registration is encouraged. For those entering the race, please print and sign the 2017 Race Safety Waiver and bring it with you on race day.


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Support North Chatham County Fire Department

Now in its twelfth year, this Governors Village spring tradition benefits the North Chatham County Fire Department. The Social Committee hopes all residents will come out this year with a generous donation to help the department purchase needed equipment that the budget does not cover.

Your donation to the North Chatham Fire Department covers both your race registration and pancake breakfast.


When: Saturday, June 3, 2017
Where: Governors Village pool area

7:30am – 5K Race Registration
8:15 am – Start time for 5K
9:00 am – Pancake Breakfast
10:30 am – Kids Triathlon

5K Fun Run

Advance registration can be made when you RSVP online for the breakfast or at 7:30am at the pool the morning of the race.  Race starts at 8:15am.  Your generous donation to the North Chatham Fire Department covers both your race registration and Pancake Breakfast. Runners and volunteers for the Breakfast & Race will receive T-Shirts.  Please check with your employer for donation matching opportunities. North Chatham Fire Department Tax ID is 58-1412893.

Kids Triathlon

Get ready to run, bike and swim!  Kid-sized courses will be mapped around the Park. Leda Werrell and Lisa Marie Taylor, organizers for the Kid’s Triathlon, have provided course maps for the three age groups.  See attachments below.

Bike helmets are required. Prizes will be awarded in three age groups: 6 and under, 7-9 and 10-12.

Pancake Breakfast

All residents are welcome for breakfast, even if you do not participate in the run. Please bring a donation for the North Chatham Fire Department equal to your appetite!


To make this event a success Social Committee members need help from residents.

As a volunteer, here are some ways you can help:

  1. cut up fruit the day before the breakfast.
  2. take a shift at flipping pancakes and make pancake batter the morning of the breakfast
  3. serve along the race route during the 5K Race. This could be as simple as coming out your front door and standing on one of the corners of the street along the race route for about 30 minutes
  4. clean up the kitchen after the breakfast and around the pool area
  5. store the equipment from the event back up into the pool attic


If you are unable to attend but would like to donate, please contact Shannon and Adam Novak by email anovak91@gmail.com or call 919-264-8804. Checks should be made out to North Chatham Fire Department.


  • To volunteer or for more information – Adam Novak, anovak91 at gmail dot com
  • Difficulty registering – Terry Landers terrylanders at gmail dot com or  919-929-2304

Sponsored by the Governors Village Social Committee for residents of Governors Village community (Forest, Lake, Park, Townes and Village) 

2017 Race Safety Waiver (PDF) -Race participants should print and bring to the race.

Map of 5K route

Kid’s Triathlon Routes
GV Kids Triathlon U6 Course Map – ages under 6
GP Kids Triathlon 7-9 Course Map – ages 7-9
GP Kids Triathlon 10-12 Course Map – ages 10-12