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! 


About the author

Katy Williams Henderson A life-long Quad Cities resident, Katy is a Preschool through 4th Grade ESL Teacher at a local elementary school. She attended St. Ambrose University, graduating in May 2018 with a B.A. in Elementary Education with ESL and Reading concentrations and an English minor. She is working on a Master's in Early Childhood Education. She loves running, traveling, cooking, working with kids, spending time with her husband and her family and friends, education, and putting a pen to paper. Her writing credits include the Dispatch-Argus Newspaper, Radish Magazine, Midwest Writing Center and being a writing tutor at SAU and now for The Princeton Review's

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