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Thursday, April 18 - 6:00pm Indianapolis, IN 46204 US Directions


Limited Shirt Availability

5K Run/Walk

04/18 6:00PM EDT - 7:30PM EDT
Limited Shirt Availability

Virtual 5K

Run or walk virtually between April 15-20, send in your time, and you’ll receive a one of a kind FCSN 5 Alarm 5K Run to Remember t-shirt.


The Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated launch of the 2024 FCSN 5 Alarm 5K Run to Remember, taking place on Thursday, April 18th, at 6:00 pm at White River State Park in Indianapolis during FDIC International. 

The run is open to participants of all levels and backgrounds, offering a flat, fast, and closed course that winds around the scenic Indianapolis Canal. Register by Wednesday, April 10 to be guaranteed a commemorative shirt! Participants can choose to be timed or untimed. Those not inclined to run can contribute or sponsor a team or runner via the Donate page on the website.

Dedicated to the memory of Chief Bobby Halton, a cherished supporter of FCSN, the 5 ALARM 5k Run to Remember is a tribute to his enduring commitment and dedication to the firefighter community. Chief Halton served as a friend, mentor, and advocate for FCSN. His personal battle with cancer connected him deeply and motivated his support in assisting firefighters and EMS providers facing a cancer diagnosis.

This year, in Chief Halton’s honor, the Halton family will be gifting the top fundraiser of the 2024 FCSN 5 Alarm 5K Run to Remember the conference costs for FDIC 2025 as well as lodging and transportation.  

The 5 ALARM 5k Run to Remember holds special significance as it not only pays homage to Chief Halton but also serves as an opportunity to remember and honor firefighters battling cancer, pay tribute to those who have passed, and celebrate those still with us in the firefighting community.

There is also the opportunity to show support through the $5 for 5 Alarm fundraiser.

At the 2023 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, almost 66% of the names added to the wall were members who died from occupational cancer. In the same year, 72% of Line of Duty deaths among IAFF members were attributed to occupational cancer. The $5 for 5 Alarm campaign encourages individuals to contribute just $5 to support the firefighters, who put their lives on the line to protect others, when they are in their hour of need.

Proceeds directly support FCSN's mission to assist firefighters and EMS providers diagnosed with cancer. The FCSN provides crucial resources, badge-to-badge support, training, and guidance to those facing the challenges of a cancer diagnosis.

Join us in honoring Chief Bobby Halton's legacy and supporting the FCSN mission by becoming a sponsor or participant in the 5 ALARM 5k Run to Remember or donating to the $5 for 5 Alarm fundraiser. Together, we can make a difference and show our commitment to the well-being of our firefighting community.

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White River State Park
801 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN US 46204

Packet Pickup

Packets can be picked up at the Indianapolis Convention Center, in the HOOSIER HALLWAY (outside of ROOM 145)
- Wednesday, April 17 ----- 2:00pm - 5:00pm
- Thursday, April 18 ----- 7:30am - 12:00pm

Packets may also be picked up on raceday, at the event.
- Thursday, April 18----- 4:00pm - 6:00pm

In-Person Registration

In-Person registration will be available at the 5 ALARM 5k Run to Remember booth in the convention center, in the HOOSIER HALLWAY, outside of ROOM 145, at the following times:
- Monday, April 15 ----- 12:00pm - 5:00pm
- Tuesday, April 16 ----- 8:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday, April 17 ----- 10:00am -5:00pm
- Thursday, April 18 ----- 7:30am - 12:00pm

You may also register on raceday at White River State Park
- Thursday, April 18 ----- 4:00pm - 6:00pm



Due to the success of last year’s event, the Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) is proud to host this year’s third 5 ALARM 5k Run to Remember which will take place Thursday, April 18th at 6:00pm at the White River State Park, located just a short walk from the Indianapolis convention center. This event is part of the FDIC international convention, is open to everyone, and offers a scenic, flat and fast course that winds around the beautiful Indianapolis Canal.
Our run is dedicated to Chief Bobby Halton, a proud supporter of FCSN, a friend, mentor and advocate and cancer survivor. Cancer is the leading cause of firefighter line-of-duty death. Bobby’s cancer connected him deeply with FCSN and our mission. As a survivor, he understood the challenges, stress, joys, setbacks, and the many ups and downs one faces when fighting cancer.  Always wanting to make a difference, he helped our mission by often speaking of the work we do and providing opportunities to our team, many whom have assisted thousands of firefighters through their cancer battle.
The FDIC FCSN 5 Alarm 5K Run to Remember is an opportunity to remember our brothers and sisters in the fire service battling cancer, honor firefighters who’ve lost their battle, and celebrate firefighter cancer survivors.   Money raised from the run supports the mission of the FCSN, to assist firefighters and EMS providers and their immediate families diagnosed with cancer by providing badge to badge support, training and guidance.  FCSN is the only organization in the world that provides a unique badge-to-badge mentorship for firefighters battling cancer, our one-of-a-kind cancer support toolbox that includes our handbook of resources, The Firefighter’s Guide to Cancer Survivorship, and our nation-wide cancer awareness and prevention program, “Taking Action Against Cancer in the Fire Service”.  
The 5 Alarm 5k Run to Remember is your chance to become a sponsor and/or participant and show your commitment to Bobby’s legacy and our cause that is impacting so many of our brothers and sisters and their family members in the fire service. The top fundraiser will be awarded the Bobby Halton Award.  Join us and become a sponsor today in honor of Bobby. Together we can honor the memory of this admirable and unforgettable man and his commitment to our mission and our nation’s heroes confronted with a cancer fight.
Russell Osgood
Chair, 5 Alarm 5K Run to Remember
FCSN VP of Education
Fire Chief, Ogunquit Maine

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Join the NFR

The National Firefighter Registry (NFR) for Cancer is the largest effort ever undertaken to understand and reduce risk of cancer among U.S. firefighters. NIOSH is recruiting firefighters to join the NFR so that wecan better understand the link between firefighting and cancer.

In 2018, Congress passed the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act, which directed NIOSH to develop a registry to study cancer among firefighters. Join today!

First 400 get a commentative challenge coin

 The first 400 people to register will receive a one-of-a-kind challenge coin from Taylor's Tins.  

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