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Chinatown Firecracker Run

Sunday February 25th, 2024
Los Angeles, California
Distance: 10K · 5K
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The name of this event is perfectly appropriate, considering both the 5K and 10K runs start in Chinatown just north of downtown Los Angeles with hundreds of Chinese firecrackers providing an electrifying send-off, literally getting runners off the mark with a big bang! Since its inception, the L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Run Committee, Inc. (LACFRC) has contributed more than $450,000 to local elementary schools and non-profit community organizations providing services and programs to benefit the community.

The Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K Run/Walk is the largest and longest-running Lunar New Year charity run in the United States.

Established in 1978, Firecracker has since grown to include a Bike Ride, Kiddie Run and PAW’er Dog Walk and serves the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area with support from the City of Los Angeles. All proceeds are reinvested into the community, in support of elementary schools and non-profit organizations, providing services and programs that benefit local neighborhoods.

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Lacey Marsac
"This uphill course takes you through the most scenic views above LA. The race begins in the heart of Chinatown. Through Elysian Park to the grounds of Dodger Stadium the energy of this race is amazing," says Lacey Marac.
Chinatown Firecracker Run, Race Date: 2020-02-16, Distance: 10k
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 32:38 Victor Martinez 34 Los Angeles, CA
2nd Male 33:05 Austin Che 22 Arcadia, CA
3rd Male 33:48 Emile Chol 23 LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, CA
4th Male 33:53 Kevin Burmaster 35 Tarzana, CA
Female 40:16 Alejandra Santiago 27 Inglewood, CA
2nd Female 40:39 Michelle Blair 42 Alhambra, CA
3rd Female 31:04 Michelle Chan 31 Los Angeles, CA
4th Female 42:29 Nicole Luque 42 Glendale, CA
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 36:12 Shinsuke Adachi 43 Redondo Beach, CA
M 50-59 39:03 Diego Puga 51 Merion Station, PA
M 60-69 45:52 Kevin Strehlo 66 Woodland Hills, CA
M 70+ 57:55 Joe Miyamoto 71 Torrance, CA
F 40-49 40:39 Michelle Blair 42 Alhambra, CA
F 50-59 42:45 Suzanne Edmands 55 South Pasadena, CA
F 60-69 54:23 Karen Cormier 60 Los Angeles, CA
F 70+ 1:11:36 Kazuko Baumgardner 74 Los Angeles, CA
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