From foam to firehoses and back again, moonlight 5K through downtown St. George mostly about fun

File photo of previous Moonlight 5K, St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of the city of St. George, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — As temperatures inch their way up, St. George Races and the St. George Firefighters Association have joined forces to help cool people down during this year’s “Moonlight Firehose Frenzy” set for Friday on Main Street between Tabernacle and St. George Boulevard.

According to a press release from the city of St. George, this multifaceted event is highlighted by a 5K race that takes runners through the streets of historic downtown St. George. Throughout the course, the St. George Firefighters Association will be out with fire trucks spraying water on runners – although there will be an option to stay dry.

“The Moonlight Firehose Frenzy is the ultimate family summer outing,” St. George recreation coordinator Sadie Bassett said in the press release. “Don’t miss your chance to cool down in the summer heat.”

Foam Frenzy Party Rentals will be at the starting line, spraying foam on the runners as well, and there will be a foam pit after the race starting at 9 p.m. Meant for fun, the race is not an officially timed event, the press release stated, adding that no results will be posted.

“We encourage participants who want to know their finishing time to wear a watch at the event to time themselves,” Bassett added.

A portion of the proceeds from Moonlight Firehose Frenzy will benefit the Utah Burn Center and the St. George Firefighters Association. Registration and packet pickup can be done Friday between 6-8:30 p.m. at St. George Streetfest. St. George Races will be located under the fire engine on Main Street.

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