Kick off your 4th of July with a 5k bang! Join us for the 4th annual Firecracker 5k for the Troops presented by USO Metro!
Experience Color Guard at the start line, military personnel national anthem singers, USO-Metro military appreciation tents, finish line blow-up obstacle course for kids, and more! Recruit your friends and bring the whole family to the party.
Celebrate freedom by running 3.1 glorious miles!
WHEN: July 4, 2013, 8 a.m.
WHERE: Reston Town Center, 11911 Democracy Drive, Reston, VA 20190 (Potomac River Running Store)
SWAG!: Pre-registered runners will receive 2013 Firecracker 5k technical race T-shirts. Please note that T-shirts are not guaranteed to late registrants or race day registrants. Also, the first 800 people to pick up their race packets will receive Firecracker 5k pint glasses!
COLLECTIBLE PIN: The first 2,000 to arrive to packet pickup will receive an official Firecracker 5k pin – as a constant reminder of your achievement! =PR= Race Series lanyards will be available for purchase ($3.00) so you can begin or add to your =PR= Race Series pin collection!
LITTLE KIDS FUN RUN: The fun run will be a couple hundred yards long on Market Street at 8:50 am following the 5k finish. Sign up will be morning of at the finish line area. All finishers will receive a bib and medal! There will also be a blow-up obstacle course and face painting for kids at the finish line!
5k TIME LIMIT: There is a 60 minute time limit for the 5k – this means one must maintain ~19 minute miles. The course is not stroller-friendly.
FREE MASSAGES: Runners can enjoy a free massage provided by Fast Track Physical Therapy. Designed to enhance athletic performance and recovery, the Fast Track team will use Sports Massage, Swedish, Deep Tissue & Neuromuscular techniques to help with improved blood flow to your muscles, reduction of scar tissue, and improved tissue elasticity and increased absorption of nutrients.
LIVE MUSIC & FOOD: Let the celebration last all morning with music by Johnny Rico’s Powerhouse Band and enjoy some delicious post-race refreshments!
AWESOME AWARDS: There will be cash awards for the top 3 overall male and female finishers ($300, $200, $100) as well as for the top master runners ($100) and awards for the top 3 in each age group: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, and 75 & over.
There will also be awards for the top 3 fastest teams. We will also make a donation to one of the USO Metro programs on behalf of the largest service branch team and largest team.
FREE PHOTOS: FREE high resolution race photos will be available for download from the Potomac River Running Flickr page. Keep an eye out for our on-course/finish line photographer and be prepared to strike a pose! We will send an email notifying you when the pictures are ready to be shared.
TIMING: The race will be electronically timed using the IPICO tag system. Full results will be posted following the race on www.prraces.com and the =PR= Race Series Facebook page.
*Please note: You must pick up your packet (including collectible pins) at one of the designated times. Packets will not be mailed or reserved for a participant after the race. In addition, awards must be claimed within two weeks of the conclusion of a race.
Net proceeds from this event will support the many programs and services that the USO of Metropolitan Washington provides to serve our local troops and their families. For more information visit, http://www.usometro.org.