Melrose Scoop – πŸƒ Melrose Firefighters 5K this Sunday!

Melrose Scoop – πŸƒ Melrose Firefighters 5K this Sunday!


– Hey everybody, how’s it going? Bill Butler here with another
thrilling, exciting, amazing post Stanley Cup edition of the Melrose Scoop. Hey everybody how’s it going? I’m here with Matt Arcovio in a somewhat familiar place
if you’re a Melrosian here. Here at headquarters here in Melrose at the fire station on Main Street. Hey Matt thanks so much for joining us. – Glad to have you Bill. – Awesome. Hey um, we got something
going on this Father’s Day. – We do. – Been going on that you started. – Yes. With a lot of help. – Absolutely. – Yes, I’m unfortunately the ring leader. – Right, right. What’s going on Sunday, Father’s Day? – So this Sunday is our
sixth annual Father’s Day 5K. What’s really special this
year is we’ve established the Melrose Fire Fighter’s
Boston University Public Safety Scholarship. So the plan is to send a local graduate from high school to EMT school, which is pretty much the ultimate gateway to public safety or healthcare. So it’s a great thing. We’re really proud of it. We’re really excited that
we were able to do it with the help of the road
race and the community because it’s become what we like to think of as the kick-off to summer. So– – Absolutely. – Yeah, it’s a really good time. – Awesome, that’s great. You guys are doing that. – Yes, we’re really excited about it. You can still sign up. Online registration
actually closes tonight at midnight. And you know it’s a really
fun time for families. We have a kids race where the kids will get finishers medals. That’s just a lap around the common. Very safe, very secure. Probably the safest place in Melrose. You think about the staff and people that are there that day. From there we’ll, we’re gonna
have, weather permitting, a fly over by the state
police (fire engine revs) but we really kinda made this a special- well, its kind of a two part event. So we have the 5K and
then afterwards we have kind of a little after party in the yard at engine three. We’ll be barbecuing with– we’ve had generous donations
from Whole Foods and (mumbles) to you provide some food for the kids and then we also have some really awesome raffle prizes this year. Everything from dinner at
Giacomo’s with reservations on a Friday night to
Julian Edelman autographed football (mumbles) Patriots
Foundation donated to us. As well as a background
painting that’s from Fenway Park (mumbles). And there’s probably so many,
I can’t even list prizes. There’s probably about 30 items
that we’ll be raffling off. And the way that you
get into the raffle is– (pa voice) your number in
the 5k is your raffle number. – So, super easy to do it like that. – It is, yes it is. – Excellent, so
registrations are still open? – Yep, and we’ll taking race
day registrations as well. We’re capped at about
400 runners. We are about halfway there, which is exactly
where we are every year. So we do sell out almost every year. – Okay. All right. – So there’s still time. – Cool. And then you were telling me a, you showed me a prize earlier
about going to the team that has the most, is it
raises the most money? – So basically what we do, is we have a biggest team contest. So a lot of gyms around
town, such as FitLife, the Y, and even just groups of
friends, will get together and form a team and they’ll run together. And it’s really fun. And what they’ll get is,
we actually, one of our firefighters, Mike Carpenter,
hand crafts a U.S. flag. – Can we look at it? – Yeah, it’s in process
right now, so we can go take a look.
– Let’s take a look. Real quick. Yeah. It’s really cool. So, the team that’s got the largest amount of runners, right? – Yes. So the team that
registers the most amount of runners gets the fire hose flag. So basically it’s made from recycled, retired fire hose that we have to take out of service after it fails inspection. And we repurpose it and recycle it. And we’ve given these out over the years. And you can see them around town. (audio cuts out during switch) get invited to some barbeques typically, and they are really beautiful. Takes a lot of time and
a lot of effort to craft. Fire hose is extremely tough to work with, as you can imagine. So you can see there’s
probably about 100 pounds and a lot of elbow grease keeping that– getting that ready for Sunday. And it will be ready for Sunday. – Ah. That’s awesome. Very, very cool. Thanks for sharing that. Tom Catalini, a Melrose resident, has a question for us on
what time the race is? – So the kids race goes
off about 10 past nine. The 5k is at 9:30. – Okay, 9:30. Excellent. Rain or shine? – Rain or shine. 60% chance of sun is what I’m saying, so hopefully we’ll– It’s pretty much always sunny that day. And even if it is rain,
that won’t dampen the fun. – Awesome, awesome. And one last time, the website. – It’s www.mfd5k.com – Awesome, hey thank you
so much for everything that you’re doing, thanks for putting on this kind of landmark
event here in Melrose. I really appreciate it. Makes Melrose a better city. Best of luck Sunday. I’ll be there, sweating it out. Yeah
– Thank you. – Awesome. Hey everybody, thanks for watching. We’ll see you next time. Take care. – Thank you. – Bye.

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