Firefighters Challenge Event Information

The course for the Pensacola Beach Firefighters Challenge will be on Pensacola Beach.  All obstacles will be in the sand.  The obstacles each participant must go through will be:

  • Forced Entry
  • Charged Hose Drag
  • Kaiser Sled
  • Dummy Drag
  • Hose Hoist

Each participant will be required to wear full structural firefighting gear including boots, gloves, air packs (breathing on air), helmets, and masks.

For the team competition, the first person will complete the first obstacle, then pass the timing piece to the second person, and so on until the final person crosses the finish line.

There will be two courses right next to each other – two teams/individuals will be going at the same time.  Each team/person is racing for their best overall time, not against the next team/person next to them.

Each  team/person gets one run of the course to score their best time.  In the event there is a tie for an overall or award placement, the two teams will run the course again to determine a winner.

Awards will be based off the official electronic timing system.

Team Age Categories:

  • One category – First, Second, Third

Individual Age Categories – Male and Female Divisions:

  • Overall
  • 18-25 First Place
  • 26-32 First Place
  • 33-39 First Place
  • 40+ First Place

Team and individual check-in is on Friday, April 12 at the Gulfside Pavaillion next to the competition are on Pensacola Beach 5p-9p.  You will receive your team packets, shirts, and event information.  Additionally, the seeding round of the Team Competition will take place Friday night.  This is NEW in 2019.  All teams are guaranteed at least two runs on the course.

Free food and drinks will be provided for all paid participants.  Guests are $20.

The event will be manually scored.  Your time will start on “GO” from the announcer and will stop once you cross the finish line.

There will be two timers for each team / person to verify the time.

Following the competition on April 13, participants and guests are invited to attend the Pensacola Beach Firefighters Challenge Social at Casino Beach Bar and Grill starting at 7pm.  Free drinks and light appetizers will be provided.  Cost is $20.  Tickets can be purchased at the competition or at the social.

NEW FOR 2019 – All teams are guaranteed two runs on the course.  A seeding round on Friday and then the main competition on Saturday.

 

Friday, April 12, 2019

  • 5pm – 9 pm – Team Check In
  • 5pm – 9pm – Team Seeding Round
Saturday, April 13, 2019*
  • 7am – area opens for teams to set-up tents
  • 8:30am – 9am – Opening Ceremony
  • 10am – 3pm – Blood Mobile On-Site
  • 9am – 1pm – Individual Competition
  • 2pm – 4pm – Team Competition
  • 5pm – Awards Ceremony
  • 7pm – Social

Sunday, April 14, 2019

  • Overflow Competition If Needed
  • Rainout Date

* – Timeline subject to change pending number of teams and participants.  Final timeline will be posted at the Team Check-In.

Team Registration

  • 60 teams max
  • 5-people per team – must register at one time
    • 4-person team is permitted – one person must do the first and last skill station
    • Each team is guaranteed at least two runs on the course
  • $200 – October 1 – October 7
  • $250 – October 8 – March 31
  • $300 – April 1 – April 12
  • Each participant receives:
    • Performance short sleeve event t-shirt
    • Challenge Coin
    • Friday Night Party Pass (food and drinks provided)

Individual Registration

  • 52 individuals max
  • $50 – October 1 – October 7
  • $55 – October 8 – March 31
  • $60 – April 1 – April 12
  • $25 if also part of a team
  • Each participant receives:
    • Performance short sleeve event t-shirt
    • Challenge Coin
    • Friday Night Party Pass (food and drinks provided)

Rain / Refund Policy

  • There are no refunds for this event
  • In the event, there is light rain or off and on rain, we will continue with the event on April 14
  • In the event, there is lightning or predicted storms all day on April 13, we will postpone until April 14
  • The rain make up date is Sunday, April 14
  • If the entire weekend is a washout, there will not be another make-up date.
    • If this happens, we will work with the teams to discount entry into next year’s event
    • The check-in party, social, participant goodies will still go on/be given out as scheduled