This is the first year for an annual fitness challenge presented by the Gates Fire Department. The FireWalker is an out and back 10K and 5K walk or run starting from the Old Gates Elementary School Campus, turning onto a paved road that leads onto graveled Forest Service logging roads, up steep hills and through forrested land and back. We will time with a stopwatch system and have age categories for men and women, walkers and runners. The race starts at 10am and will be followed by awards.
This is an out and back walk/run, road surfaces vary from paved to gravel, there is an elevation element of up to 450ft during the duration of the event. Children 12 and under are invited to participate in the Little Chief Relay Races free of charge. Gates is approximately 30 miles east of Salem on Hwy 22. A map of our course will be available. Check our Facebook page.