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This regional road race has become a 4th of July race tradition. The race will celebrate its 39th year in 2015. Runner’s World Magazine has called this course one of the fastest in the USA.
- The course records are held by Ruben Reina with 13:26 and Collette Murphy with 15:23.
- The race has been the first road race of many runners. Governor Huckabee ran his first road race as governor in 2004.
- Running legends Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter, and Joan Benoit Samuelson have each run the Firecracker several times.
- 2014 winners were Leah Thorrilson in a time of 17:16.37 and Wil Norris in a time of 14:55.72..