Press Release posted 5/8/15 – The Spero Foundation will be hosting their fifth annual “Fire Cracker Fun Run” as part of the Sierra Madre Fourth of July Festivities. This is an “unofficial 5K event,” but a running clock is provided. We welcome runners and walkers of all ages. Walkers with strollers and dogs on leashes are encouraged to participate as this is a true community event!
The Firecracker Fun Run will be held on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Check-in and registration is at Kersting Court from 7:00am-7:45am the morning of the race. The race begins at 8:00am.
Registration is available online at www.cityofsierramadre.com/onlineregistration and begins Monday, May 4, 2015. Prior to June 15th registration costs for adults are $21.00 and youth under 10 are $16.00. After June 15th the cost is $26.00 per entry regardless of age. If you pre-register online before June 15, you will be guaranteed a t-shirt. For registrations taken June 15 or after, race t-shirts are available until supplies run out.
All participants will receive a custom 2015 Firecracker Fun Run medal! Also as a new twist- this year there will be awards for the “Best-Showing” of RED, WHITE & BLUE- so show your support for the Stars and Stripes. We highly encourage everyone to dress up and show their patriotism with the most creative outfit possible.
The Spero Foundation was formed in 2009 to raise awareness, bringing hope to people in need. In the last year the Foundation has donated over $28,000 to support local community programs and delivered over 50 food baskets during the holiday season to families in our own community. 100% of the proceeds from this event will support their Holiday Food Basket Program. Hope is not our wish…it is our goal.