Annual Firecracker Run/Walk set for July 4

GLADSTONE – The Firecracker 5 Mile Run/2.5 Mile Walk, sponsored by the Gladstone Kiwanis, the City of Gladstone, and Bink’s Coca-Cola, is scheduled for Friday, July 4.

Registration is from 6:30-7:45 a.m. with the race to start at 8 from the large pavilion located across from the Michigan State Police Post.

Pre-registration is encouraged and forms are available at the Delta County Chamber of Commerce, YMCA and Gladstone City Hall and online at

All age groups are encouraged to enter and the race fee includes a t-shirt while supplies last. Trophies will be awarded to the Best Overall Male and Female runners, with medals going to first, second and third-place finishers in the various age categories.

A new category for walkers, a 2.5 mile walk, has been added.

Cost for runners is $20 for pre-registration and $25 on the day of the race. Cost for ages 17 and under is $15 for pre-registration and $20 on race day.

T-shirts are guaranteed to pre-registers in the 5-mile run. (The walkers are not guaranteed a shirt).

Mail form and check to Gladstone Kiwanis, 7646 Lake Bluff 19.4 Road, Gladstone, Mich. 49837.