5/10K Run/Walk, Kiddie Run, PAW’er Dog Walk & 20/40Mi Bike Ride
One of the Largest and Oldest Lunar New Year Events in the U.S.Celebrates the 4720 Year of the Tiger
Presented by ABC Laboratories
*Originally scheduled to take place February 19-20, 2022, L.A. Chinatown
After careful consideration amidst the recent surge of the Omicron variant, and a serious spike in hospitalization, the L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Run Committee (LACFRC) has decided to have this year’s 44th Annual L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K Run/Walk, 14th Annual 20/40Mi Bike Ride, Kiddie Run and PAW’er Dog Walk go completely virtual. During this time of uncertainty, the LACFRC remains committed to its mission of promoting fitness and healthy lifestyles and made this difficult decision for the safety of our thousands of supportive participants, spectators, volunteers, vendors and local community and our healthcare workers.
Celebrating 44 years, the L.A. Chinatown Firecracker is one of the largest and oldest running, walking and cycling events in the U.S. Its Lunar New Year events were originally scheduled to take place in person and virtually over the weekend of February 19-20, 2022.
The 2022 L.A. Chinatown Firecracker events will now take place virtually only with extended participation from now through February 27, 2022. Participants will be able to complete their event(s) by downloading and activating the RaceJoy app on their mobile device. The app will track the participants’ events as they run/walk/ride and record their results. The RaceJoy app provides live GPS progress alerts, tracking, Send-a-Cheer (where participants may receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends and family) and virtual results. Participants may also submit their results manually on the L.A. Chinatown Firecracker registration site.
L.A. Chinatown Firecracker will continue to prioritize the health and safety of all participants and volunteers, including a focus on adherence to public health guidelines. Each registered participant receives a commemorative 2022 Firecracker race bib, exclusive-collectible finisher’s medal, limited edition t-shirt and goody bag.
The 44th 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 healthy lifestyles, fitness, cultural awareness, supports education and encourages community participation. LACFRC continues to give back by reinvesting in the community by providing service and programs benefiting elementary schools and local nonprofit organizations.
Since March of 2020, LACFRC has contributed countless volunteer hours coordinating with others on pandemic relief efforts and donated thousands of dollars to purchase meals from neighborhood businesses to feed front line workers and vulnerable community members.
Presenting sponsor, ABC Laboratories, is a growing clinical laboratory, serving the greater Los Angeles Metropolitan area for over 31 years. It fulfills the requirements for the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), participates in proficiency testing with the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB) and College of American Pathologists (CAP), and is a member of the National Independent Laboratory Association (NILA).
REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION:Virtual participation to remain open through February 27, 2022.
• L.A. Firecracker Website: [https://firecracker10k.org%0b]https://firecracker10k.orghttps://runsignup.com/Race/CA/LosAngeles/LAChinatownFirecracker• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefirecracker10k• Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/firecracker10k• Twitter: https://twitter.com/firecracker10k• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org• L.A. Firecracker Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw5h2HgDdCo&authuser=1• Registration:
FEES:$32 – $89 (group discounts available) including a 15K Combo Run and discounts for participating in multiple events.
LACFRC will continue to monitor the continuing pandemic and make adjustments together to reach the shared goals in support of healthy and thriving communities and could not accomplish its mission of community involvement without the continued trust and support of its participants.