Firecracker 5k Run / Walk





The 23rd Annual Firecracker 5k will take place on July 3rd, 2021 at 8:00 A.M. The race will start and end behind the East Side Grade School in McLeansboro, IL.


22nd Annual Firecracker Run Summary

The 22nd Annual Firecracker 5k Run took place on July 11th, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. with exactly 100 people registered. This was one of the first local races to take place since Cornavirus had taken mainstream and wiped out the majority of races around Illinois. Due to Coronavirus, many extra precautions took place and we are proud to say that no one who attended the race-tested positive for Coronavirus in the weeks after the race. The weather for the race was extremely nice and many people who attended the race came from out of town to run in the race.

The 5k Run winners were Ty Barbre of Carmi and Kate Bushue from Mt. Vernon. Ty ran a time of 16:24 easily distancing himself from everyone else in the race. Ty is a senior in high school and an all-state cross country runner. Kate ran a time of 18:34 which was almost three minutes ahead of the next female and ahead of all the male runners except for four of them. Kate is from Mt.Vernon and runs cross country for Eastern Illinois University. In the 5k Walk, Belle Rives Terry Dagg took the number one spot with a time of 32:09. Norris City's Martha Magers took the female number one spot with a time of 40:56. Terry and Martha have been great supporters of the Hamilton County races over the years. In the kid's fun run Eldorado's Paityn Porter was first overall with a time of 4:39 and Dallen Bradley was the first overall male with a time of 5:03. 

Results from the 22nd Annual Firecracker 5k

Results from the 21st Annual Firecracker 5k

Results from the 20th Annual Firecracker 5k

Results from the 19th Annual Firecracker 5k

​The funds from the Firecracker 5K will go to the  Hamilton County Cross Country team, to help with expenses as needed by the team. Thank you to all of our sponsors.

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