Danbury races for the 4th

June 12, 2018 by  

Danbury runners will be lacing up for the upcoming John Demille 53rd Annual Firecracker 8 K Road Race.

The first 400 pre-registered participants will receive tech shirts and race packs on the day of the race.

The first female and the first male road race finishers will each receive $200, and $100 will go to the second place female and male finishers. Third place finishers will get $50 each. The top finishers in each of the eight age categories will receive Brookfield/Woodbridge Running Company gift certificates. These will also be given to the first Bethel female and male to finish the race.

Fast Track Timing, LLC will be in charge of the split time, chip timing and finish time posting. Refreshments and water stations will be available along the course. Live musical entertainment will be at locations along the course and at the finish line.

Kids from ages 3 to 9 years old can participate in the Kids Mini Cracker races. The first 50 Mini Cracker racer registrants will receive T-shirts sporting the event’s graphic design. All proceeds will go to local charities Ben’s Bells and Scotty Fund.

The Firecracker 8K will be on July 4 starting at the Clifford J. Hurgin Municipal Center, 1 School Street in Bethel. Mini Cracker races will start at 8:00 am followed by the 8K Road Race at 9:00 am.