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Runners find their stride early in Firecracker 5K on Saturday.
Nearly 200 runners compete in Firecracker 5K

A lot of people woke up early, threw on some red, white and blue and went for a run on the Fourth of July.
The YMCA’s annual Firecracker 5K had 196 runners compete in the race and fun run.
Corey White of Carlsbad was the fastest runner on Saturday. He finished the 5K in 17 minutes, 31.35 seconds.
With his sub 6-minute miles, White took the award for top adult male (18-59 years).
Leanne Smith was the top adult female, and the first female overall. She finished the race in 20:24.63.
The top youth runners (14-17 years) were Connor Bailey and Talia Dreicer. Bailey finished in 18:07.83 while Dreicer ran a 21:58.54.
The top kids in the race (13-and-under) were Dylan Romero with a 21:38.81 and Amaya Coblentz with a 28:03.97.
The top 60-plus adults were Mark Bjorklund (22:50.50) and Heidi Bjorklund (38:37.23).
While many of the runners were wearing festive attire, Devon Durrer won the Best Costume award.


Firecracker 5K results

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