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Columbus Firecracker 5k – July 4, 2012 – Columbus, NC

CANCELLED – WE WERE NOTIFIED ON JUNE 7, 2012 THAT THIS RACE IS CANCELLED FOR 2012 BUT IS EXPECTED TO RETURN IN 2013

I ran this race in 2010 and thoroughly enjoyed it. Nice town, nice people, great course. I went back to Weaverville in 2011 because that race went back to the “in town” course that I also enjoy. I suspect I’ll do Columbus again in 2012.

From the race organizers:

The Columbus Firecracker 5k returns for a third running this year. It is again brought to you by the experienced runners of the Saluda Running Club — the same folks who previously sponsored the Coon Dog Day 5k.

Starting time is 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at the Columbus, NC. Town Office, and will be run over a 5k course with professional timing.

Trophies will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each age group for both male and female.

There will also be a special $100 award for any male who breaks the previous course record of 15:13.2 set by Charles Ware, and a $100 award will be given to any female who breaks the course record of 18:49 set by Katie Gibson.The prizes will be awarded to the single best record breaking time in both the male and female category.

New this year will be a Family registration category to make family participation more affordable.

Here is the race course (click here to view a PDF version of the course map):

Online registration is available at Go Green Events. Or, you may download a Firecracker Registration Form. For more information, visit the race website.

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