Honor Guard to Lead 33rd Annual Firecracker 5K & Fun Run

Firecracker 5K
Posted at 8:15 AM, Jul 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-02 04:37:21-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- The 4th of July is all about celebrating traditions, and in Tallahassee that includes the Firecracker 5K and Fun Run.

The Capital City Kiwanis Club of Tallahassee is once again hosting the  fundraiser, now in its 33rd year. It raises money to support the Capital City Kiwanis Club's mission of community service, to organizations including Southern Scholarship Foundation, Miracle Sports, Feed the Hungry, Ability 1st Ramp Builds, Elder Care Services Meals on Wheels, and Big Bend Hospice.

For the first time, the Honor Guard of local veterans will be leading the race instead of a grand marshal.

Woody Price, president of Capital City Kiwanis Club of Tallahassee and race director Cole Tessier joined us on WTXL Sunrise. Click the thumbnail to see the interview.

The Capital City Kiwanis Club 33rd annual Firecracker 5K  is Saturday, July 4. On-Site registration begins at 6:45 a.m.; the

fun run starts at 7:30 a.m. and race kick off at 8 a.m.

The organization is also looking for volunteers to help with the race.

The pre-registration cost to take part in the race is $15 without a T-shirt and $20 with one. You can also use the code cckcwtxl-1 to take 10% off your Fun Run total.

For more information, call (850) 701 -2841 or click here.