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Firecracker 5k Run set for Fourth of July

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Published: Jul. 2, 2020 at 4:55 PM CDT
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The Firecracker 5k Run is a fundraiser to help bring in resources for the needs inc. food pantry, with local businesses stepping up to sponsor the event.

Participants can register as individuals or teams of up to 10 people for the in-person run, though others may instead opt to register as a “virtual runner.”

"You have a few days to do it [if you are a virtual runner]; you post your time to the event page," says Taylor Albert, the executive director of Needs, Inc. "It's a fun way to participate, and it's a great way right now if you're not wanting to congregate with other people."

While this is the run’s fourth year, precautions are being put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“We had to cap it at 250 people, and there will be five different waves of runners, so there’s 50 people in each wave," says Albert. "And they go ten minutes apart, and that way we can still maintain social distancing and keep everyone safe.”

In addition, Albert says organizers will have hand sanitizer available, and participants are strongly encouraged to wear masks.

The event will begin at 8 A.M. at Depot Plaza in Cheyenne.

While there will be day-of registration available from 6:30 - 7:30 A.M., the registration fees will be increased to $45.

For more information on how to get involved or to register, visit the event's webpage at https://www.cheyennefirecracker5k.com/.

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