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Annual Firecracker 5K and Fun Run draws hundreds to Tallahassee

Posted at 5:17 PM, Jul 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-04 17:17:37-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Some motivated people have been celebrating since early Thursday morning.

The 37th Annual Firecracker 5K and Fun Run kicked off at 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning. Hundreds of people came out to Cascades Park to get a little exercise in before their cook-outs Thursday afternoon.

Kids got in on the fun too with a bouncy-house and face painting.

"Oh! It's a wonderful opportunity on the 4th of July to enjoy everything we have here at Cascade Park just get a chance to have the community come out and family come out and have a healthy fun activity on a great day," said Jim Ledbetter who ran Firecracker 5K.

Organizers said they wanted to create a healthy and fun environment and encourage people to get active.