Firecracker 4 mile on the 4th

 Registration is still open for this year’s 5th Annual July 4 Firecracker 4 Mile Run/Walk and youth races.

The scenic four-mile course will start in Riverside Park, go over the Cass Street Bridge and end in Pettibone Park. The four-mile Firecracker run/walk will take place at 7:00 a.m. and the superhero-themed youth races will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Riverside Park.

Volunteers are also still needed and can sign up via Each volunteer will get a FREE t-shirt and FREE entry to Riverfest on July 4.

Olympic Medalist Emma Coburn will run the 4 mile race, and she will also participate in the youth superhero races. Emma’s accomplishments include: 2017 World Champion Steeplechase, 2016 Rio Olympic Bronze Medalist, and 7x U.S. Champion in the Steeplechase.

Proceeds from this Thursday’s Firecracker 4 Mile run/walk will support the Children’s Museum of La Crosse and the La Crosse Area Autism Foundation.

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