Participants in a previous Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run. Courtesy/YMCA
Scene from a previous Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run. Courtesy/YMCA
The Family YMCA in Los Alamos is hosting its annual Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run Tuesday, July 4. The 5K is open to all ages who want to walk, run or jog in this festive event.
Prizes will go to the top male and female finishers in kid, youth, adult, adult 60+ and dog jogger. The best costumed participant will win bagels-for-a-year from Ruby K’s. All participants will get the annual Fun Run t-shirt and are eligible to win one of many great door prizes.
The 5K race route starts in the YMCA parking lot, turns north on 15th Street to Canyon Road, west on Canyon Road to the Aquatic Center, continues west on Canyon Road to Diamond Drive, makes a U-turn at the crosswalk and returns to the Y along same route running with traffic.
Early registration is encouraged prior to July 4 at the Y, 1450 Iris St.
Race day check-in is 7:15-7:45 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m. July 4.
The cost is $35, or $25 for Y members and $15 for Youth under 14.
Volunteers are needed to help with set-up and take-down, registration check-in, traffic control, and to help award prizes and will be given race t-shirts as a thank-you.
Stop by the Y to register for the race or to sign up as a volunteer, or call 505.662.3100 for more information.