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Sprinters run over burns in annual firefighters race

Runners take off across the starting line at the Torching the Trails for Burns 5K in Morrow Saturday. The event was a fundraiser the Morrow Fire Department organized for the Georgia Firefighter Burn Foundation. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Runners take off across the starting line at the Torching the Trails for Burns 5K in Morrow Saturday. The event was a fundraiser the Morrow Fire Department organized for the Georgia Firefighter Burn Foundation. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Age bracket and overall winners in the Torching the Trails for Burns 5K pose for a picture after the race. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Matthew Dougherty, left, 24, poses with Morrow firefighter Lt. Jim Flemming after receiving his medallion for being the fastest male runner in the Torching the Trails for Burns 5K Saturday. Flemming carved the wooden medallions by hand. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Roy Vanderpool, 49, runs across the finish line. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Wesley Purcell, left, 25, races Riley Higginbotham, 15, to the finish line. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Morgan Evans, 15, sprints toward the finish line of the race. Evans won her age bracket on the girl’s side. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

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Morrow fire Chief Mark Herendeen explains the work that went into creating the Torching the Trails for Burns 5K winners medallions for Mayor J.B. Burke. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Runners take off across the starting line at the Torching the Trails for Burns 5K in Morrow Saturday. The event was a fundraiser the Morrow Fire Department organized for the Georgia Firefighter Burn Foundation. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Age bracket and overall winners in the Torching the Trails for Burns 5K pose for a picture after the race. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Matthew Dougherty, left, 24, poses with Morrow firefighter Lt. Jim Flemming after receiving his medallion for being the fastest male runner in the Torching the Trails for Burns 5K Saturday. Flemming carved the wooden medallions by hand. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Roy Vanderpool, 49, runs across the finish line. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Wesley Purcell, left, 25, races Riley Higginbotham, 15, to the finish line. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Morgan Evans, 15, sprints toward the finish line of the race. Evans won her age bracket on the girl’s side. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Morrow fire Chief Mark Herendeen explains the work that went into creating the Torching the Trails for Burns 5K winners medallions for Mayor J.B. Burke. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)