08/23/11 202 W, 1 I - + 4 - 4 Raleigh's Finest 5K, Saturday, September 10

This five-kilometer race is being held to honor Andrew "A.J." Johnson and Harry "Flip" Kissinger, and other members of the Raleigh Fire Department who have lost their lives both on- and off-duty. Johnson and Kissinger were killed in automobile accidents in December 2008 and December 2009, respectively. "A.J." was a First Class Firefighter assigned to Station 11; "Flip" was a Lieutenant assigned to Station 6. Both were dedicated to the fire service, and their wives are dedicated to honoring their husbands and that profession.

Melissa Johnson and Jill Kissinger are the event organizers. The race starts at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 10. The course starts at Fire Station 6 at 2601 Fairview Road, and continues on a flat 1.6 mile course to Fire Station 5 at 300 Oberlin Road. Then the runners and walkers return to Station 6, following the same route. Registration for the event is $30.00 before August 26, and $35.00 after that time. Proceeds will be donated to the 200 Club of Wake County and the North Carolina Fallen Firefighter's Foundation. Read more about the event on the Raleigh's Finest 5K Facebook page. Register online on this Active.com page.

not to sound ugly, but shouldnt it be “Raleigh’s Bravest”???
fire - 08/26/11 - 17:34

Yeah, I kind of agree. Raleigh’s Finest would indicate the Police, Raleighs Bravest would indicate fire.
traditional - 08/26/11 - 18:05

I thought the same
Mike - 08/26/11 - 18:18

I always thought that the gold leaf “RFD” on the doors of all Raleighs trucks stood for Raleighs FINEST Department”
Galax,Va - 08/27/11 - 17:58

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