SARATOGA SPRINGS —The 15th Annual Firecracker 4 Road Race will take place Sunday, July 4, the Firecracker 4, Inc. committee announced this week. The race will start and end at the Saratoga Springs City Center.
The Firecracker 4 is a competitive, yet fun race. As one of the largest Independence Day road races in the Northeast, it includes a thundering start down Broadway. Runners pound the pavement while receiving cheers from the historic city neighborhoods with an inspiring finish under the United States Flag. Runners enjoy a spirited run, entertainment on the course, a festive finish with food, music, and activities.
“We are pleased to bring back the Firecracker 4 Road Race to what we hope will be 3,000 runners,” said Peter Goutos, Race Director, in a statement.
Proceeds from the Firecracker 4 benefit local nonprofits and causes, according to the organization. For more information and to register, visit: www.firecracker4.com. Runners are encouraged to register at either the Fleet Feet store in Albany or Malta. Doing so will get a $5 off and a $5 coupon to Fleet Feet. The presenting sponsor of this year’s race is Fleet Feet Albany - Malta and their vendor partner ACISIS.
FC4 Inc, a designated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, manages the Firecracker 4, and is committed to local athletes, the wellness of the community, and the continued development of infrastructure that makes Saratoga Springs a destination for runners, walkers, bikers and, recreationists.