The Family YMCA in Los Alamos is hosting its annual Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run on July 4.
The 5K is open to people of all ages that want to walk, run or jog in the festive event.
Prizes will go to the top male and female finishers in youth, adult, adult 60-plus and dog jogger divisions.
The best-costumed participant will also win bagels for a year from Ruby K’s.
All participants will get the annual Fun Run T-shirt and are eligible to win random door prizes.
The 5K race route starts in the YMCA parking lot, turns north on 15th to Canyon. Then it goes west on Canyon toward the Aquatic Center and all the way to Diamond. The route then makes a U-turn at the crosswalk and returns to the YMCA along same route, running with traffic.
Early registration, prior to July 4, at the YMCA, 1450 Iris Street, is encouraged. Race day check-in on July 4 is from 7-7:45 a.m. The race will start at 8 a.m. The price is $30, or $20 for YMCA members, and $10 for youth under 14 years old.
Volunteers are also needed to help with set-up and takedown, registration check-in, traffic control and to help award prizes. The volunteers will be given race T-shirts.
Register for the race or sign up to volunteer at the YMCA, or call 662-3100 for more information.