Firecracker Run

Image result for firecracker run east molineStretch out your weary bones from late night fireworks. Lace up those running shoes, and fuel that body with water and food (and maybe bring a portable fan post-race) because it’s time for the annual 4th of July Firecracker Run in downtown East Moline.

The race, which takes place in the heat of summer temps, bring runners from all over the Quad Cities to walk, run and push their little ones in strollers in a 5K (3.1 miles) and 10K (6.2 miles) through the heart of downtown East Moline on July 4th. Don’t let that summer weather dissuade you from joining in — it’s beyond exciting, and includes a post race party. The race also entails a Kiddie Run, Hospital Bed Races and much more that you can discover on their website.

Registration prices are listed here.

So, come on down on Tuesday, July 4th at 7:30AM and join in the fun! 

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Katy Williams As a life-long Quad Cities resident, Katy is an Elementary Education major working on Reading and ESL/ELL endorsements at St. Ambrose University in Davenport. She loves running, traveling, cooking, working with kids, spending time with her boyfriend and her family & friends, education, and putting a pen to paper. She also works part-time as a preschool teacher at a local learning center and has been a published writer from a very young age. Most notably, she has been a columnist for the Dispatch-Argus newspaper since the age of fifteen, and a Radish Magazine contributor, since the age of nineteen.

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