Posted 7/5/13 – Return to the 2013 4th of July Festivities Index page.
For the third year in a row, the Spero Foundation put on a Firecracker Fun Run as part of the 4th of July festivities. This year there were a couple new twists. In order to make the run an official 5K, the starting line was moved back. In order to run more smoothly, as well as to give runners that were trying to run against the clock a better shot at an orderly start, there were two start lines, one for runners and one for walkers (they did this last year too, but this year there were signs on the street instead of chalk). And there was a time clock at the finish line, so while the race kept no official times, the runners and walkers could see their time as they came across the line. For information on the category top finishers, click here: http://www.sierramadrenews.net/?p=15064
About 200 people registered to run the race, up from about 175 last year.
Below the video is a photo gallery. Note that the pictures and the videos are out of sequence. The first three runners are in sequence, in the video, that’s it. After that, I was switching back and forth between video and stills, and there were a lot of people that I didn’t capture in still OR video.