Due to the generous help of our sponsors, runners and other donations, we were able to donate the complete $110.00 entry fee of every runner in 2018 & 2019 and then some! In 2020, we hosted a self -supported Fun Run, and runners provided proof of donation to one of our beneficiaries in lieu of an entry fee. It is our hope that we can continue to support these organizations in such a generous manner in the future.
Over the past few years, our main beneficiaries shared the funds raised from the Wildland 52; this year, they will again split the proceeds from the 52K trail race. In honor and remembrance of the 412 First Responders (344 firefighters to include 1 chaplain, 2 paramedics, 1 fire patrolman, 60 police officers and 8 EMT’s ) who paid the ultimate price responding the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we will have a Vertical K climb as well; all proceeds from that event will go to the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation.* Additional funds remaining from sponsorships and private gifts will be split between the three.
*Estimated donation of $400.00 of the entrance fee purcase fprice for the W52 Mountain Race’s “Vertical K” challenge will be contributed to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The promotion shall last until 9/11/2021.
Wildland Firefighter safety is of the utmost importance to our organization. We champion firefighter safety through independent investigations, education, and real life support for firefighters, families, and the fire community. Truth-Transparency-Accountability- Change, the future for wildland firefighter safety is now.
The WFGI is dedicated to protecting our Wildland Firefighters, as well as preserving their legacies through such projects as Life Care Packets.
Eric Marsh Foundation
Eric Marsh Foundation for Wildland Firefighters Mission Statement:
To assist next-of-kin of wildland firefighters killed in the line of duty and wildland firefighters with PTSD.
Eric Marsh Foundation raises money for next of kin of wildland firefighters killed in the line of duty; they also provided assistance to firefighters who lost homes during the Camp Fire.
They are a 501 c 3 organization started and run by the next-of-kin of a wildland firefighter killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire.