Salmon, Idaho: The third annual Jeff Allen and Shane Heath Memorial 5K/10K/Half-Marathon will be held this Saturday, June 15th at the Indianola Helibase located on the North Fork Ranger District of the Salmon-Challis National Forest. The route follows the Salmon River road from Indianola upriver. This is a family event and open to walkers. The Memorial Run is in honor of Jeff Allen and Shane Heath who lost their lives fighting a Wildland fire on the Salmon-Challis National Forest in 2003.
The half-marathon begins at 8:00 a.m.; the 5K and 10K begin at 9:00 a.m. Food is provided after the run at the Memorial, which is located at Indianola.
In addition, a live auction, music and a pint night at the outdoor amphitheater at the Sacajawea Center will start at 5 pm that evening. Pizza, soft drinks, and beer will be available for sale. All proceeds of the race and other events that day will be donated to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.
The Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Boise, Idaho. The main focus of the Foundation is to help families of firefighters killed or injured in the line of duty. Board members realized that there was a great need to have emergency support services for the families of fallen and injured firefighters. Families left behind, many with young children, often find themselves with few resources, and the Foundation steps in to help.
Race packet pickup and late registration will be held at the Public Lands Center, 1206 S. Challis St., from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, June 14th. Limited packet pickup will be available on race day – no registration will be available on race day.
If you should have any questions feel free to contact Stefani Melvin, race director, at (208) 756-7649 or visit the website at www.jeff-and-shane-run.com.
Please browse the Foundation’s website to read more about the services provided to our families of the fallen at www.wffoundation.org.