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L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Run

L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5K/10K Run/Walk/1K Kiddie & PAW’er Dog Run/Walk & 20/40-Mile Bike Ride Celebrating 45 years, the L.A. Chinatown Firecracker is one of the largest and oldest running races in the U.S. with its upcoming Lunar New Year run, walk, cycling, Kiddie Run and dog walk events held over the weekend of February 18-19, 2023, at the historic Los Angeles Chinatown Plaza. Lunar New Year is a celebration of the arrival of spring and the beginning of a new year on the lunisolar calendar.

The February 2023 Firecracker L.A. Year of the Rabbit Chinatown will feature events with a choice to participate in-person or virtually. Each registered participant receives a commemorative 2023 Firecracker race bib, exclusive collectible finisher’s medal, limited edition commemorative t-shirt, goody bag, and much more. In addition, participants and their guests will enjoy the Lunar New Year Celebration in the heart of historic Chinatown with an opening ceremony filled with lion dancers and the traditional lighting of 100,000 firecrackers. The Firecracker post-race expo includes vendors and booths as well as a new Chalk Art Festival and Boba Garden. There is also a children's carnival just for Kiddie Run participants.

Virtual participants can take part by downloading and activating the RaceJoy App and between now and February 19 to partake in an event. The 45th Annual Firecracker has been approved as a 2023 USATF Sanctioned Event.

The 45th Annual L.A. Chinatown Firecracker is produced by the nonprofit L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Run Committee (LACFRC), a group of volunteers who donate their time and energy to organize and stage events and programs promoting health, fitness, and cultural awareness to the greater Los Angeles community. All proceeds are reinvested in the community, supporting elementary schools and nonprofit organizations, providing service and programs that benefit local neighborhoods.

WHERE: Los AngelesChinatown Plaza 943 N Broadway, Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90012


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