Hyattsville Fire Department Preps For Second 5-Mile Race

New this year is the Kids Fun Run, where kids line up with firefighters and race them to a finish line.

Get ready to run!

The will host a number of events to celebrate Fire Prevention Month on Oct. 22 featuring activities for the entire family.

Kicking off the day at 8:15 a.m., the HVFD will host its Starting and ending at the firehouse, runners and walkers will complete the course, which loops through all five wards of the City of Hyattsville.

The course showcases the city’s small-town atmosphere with tree-lined streets and diverse neighborhoods, from historic homes to the newly developed arts district.

All proceeds from the race go toward the department’s fire prevention programs and volunteer fire/EMS operations. More information about the race, including registration, is available online.

The goes from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features the Kids Fire Safety Adventure Course where kids learn fire safety and prevention information with a chance to win great prizes.

New this year is the Kids Fun Run, where kids line up with firefighters and race them to a finish line. This event will begin at 11 a.m. with a donation of $10. Every child who participates (up to 12 years old) will receive a fire department t-shirt, a gift certificate for a children's meal at and a sticker.

“Our events will really showcase the best of our department and the city,” HVFD Chairman Bill Moran said. “We hope for a great turnout. And whether you’re looking to take a tour through the city or cheer on the runners in the morning or spend the day with us at the firehouse, it will be a very dynamic community event.”

The Hyattsville fire station is located at 6200 Belcrest Road at Queens Chapel Road, a one-block walk from the .





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