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About the Firecracker 5K 2018 was the 9th running of the Firecracker 5K, and my 6th consecutive year running what has become one of my favorite races. I can’t think of a better way to kick off the celebration of our nation’s birthday than with a fun morning of running with my friends. The race website […]

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It felt odd to get up on a Tuesday morning for a race, but it was Independence Day and I had a tradition to uphold – running in the eighth annual =PR= Races Firecracker 5K For The Troops hosted by Potomac River Running and Leidos. It was my fifth consecutive time running in what has become one of my very […]

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2016 Firecracker 5K Race Recap

After stalking the weather forecast for the last few days leading up to Independence Day, I ran in the seventh annual =PR= Races Firecracker 5K hosted by Potomac River Running and Leidos on the morning of July 4th. It was my fourth time running this fun race which has become one of my favorites. In a bold move for me, I wore […]

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2015 Firecracker 5K Race Recap

For the third year in a row, I started my Independence Day off with a BANG by running in the =PR= Race Series Firecracker 5K put on by Potomac River Running. PRR always does things right, and today’s race was no exception!  Their website says it best when explaining why runners should participate in the […]

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2014 Firecracker 5K Recap

On Thursday I picked up my race packet for the Firecracker 5K in Reston Town Center.  Packet pick-up was at Potomac River Running and I got in and out in a breeze!   Since last year’s shirt was a little tight, I ordered a medium this year and it fits perfectly.  The color is a […]

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2013 Firecracker 5K Race Recap

Happy Fourth of July!  We started our morning off with a BANG by running in the =PR= Potomac River Running Firecracker 5K.  They do things right, and today’s race didn’t disappoint!  The following quote is from the race web site: This is a wonderful opportunity to give thanks and show your support to our local […]

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