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Bethel Parks & Recreation 50th Annual Firecracker Race, July 4

The John DeMille Annual Firecracker Race will take place this Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Bethel, CT, with courses running on downtown Bethel streets.  Sponsored by Bethel Parks & Recreation, all race proceeds go to local charities.  In honor of the 50th year a 5K race will be offered as well as the original distance 10K race.

Report by Paula Antolini
July 1, 2015 4:47PM EDT

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Bethel Parks & Recreation 50th Annual Firecracker Race, July 4

The John DeMille Annual Firecracker Race will take place this Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Bethel, CT, with courses running on downtown Bethel streets.  Sponsored by Bethel Parks & Recreation, all race proceeds go to local charities.

In honor of the 50th year a 5K race will be offered as well as the original distance 10K race.

TIME:

8:00 a.m. Kids Mini Cracker Races: 3-9 years old
9:00 a.m. 5K and 10K Road Race

LOCATION:

Route 302 P.T. Barnum Square
Clifford J. Hurgin Municipal Center
1 School Street, Bethel, CT 06801

ENTRY FEE:

Kids Mini Cracker $5.00
Road Race Pre-Registered 5K $20.00 / 10K $30.00,
after June 20th through race day, 5K $25.00 / 10K $35.00
60+ racers 5K $15.00 / 10K $20.00

AMENITIES:

Tech Shirt and Race packets to first 500 runners.
Pick up of Shirt and packet is day of race only.

T-shirts to first 100 Mini Cracker runners.
Mini Cracker shirt sizes are limited and will be allotted on a first come first serve basis, therefore for “Mini Cracker” only, shirt sizes are not guaranteed.

PRIZES:

$200.00 Cash Prize to the first place male and first place female to complete the 10K ONLY.
$100.00 Cash Prize to the second place male and second place female to complete the 10K ONLY.
$50.00 Cash Prize to the third place male and third place female to complete the 10K ONLY.

Woodbridge Running Company / Brookfield gift certificate to the top finishers in each category for the 5K race ONLY.

Awards given to top three male and female runners in each division FOR 5K AND 10K (not including overall winners): 14 & under, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+

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Chip timing and split time, with finish time posted at the end of the road race by Fast Track Timing, LLC.

Water stations and refreshments will be available to all participants.

Musical Entertainment!

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REGISTER ONLINE HERE.

VIEW COURSE MAP HERE.

VIEW COURSE DIRECTIONS HERE.

PRINT RACE FORM FOR MAIL IN HERE.

 

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