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Brentwood Firecracker 5k

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Brentwood Towne Square
Brentwood, Pennsylvania
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Each year the Brentwood Firecracker 5k Run kicks off the Fourth of July Celebration. This dream of the late Mayor Jim Joyce and Jim Rohm has become a Brentwood tradition - the lead-in to the parade, and one of the biggest celebrations in the borough of Brentwood.

Through the years mayor Ken Lockhart has continued the tradition. Working with him was the Race Director, Janice Boyko. For 15 years and until her passing, she worked tirelessly to provide a first class event. The tradition continues under the leadership of the Co-Race Directors Kira Kellner & Maureen Cunningham, and the Brentwood Firecracker 5k Committee.

An important part of the tradition has been the continued support of the Fourth of July Committee who receives a sizable contribution each year and is the main beneficiary of the Firecracker 5K efforts. A number of charities such as Special Olympics, American Cancer Society and the Salvation Army have received donations through the years. Since 2007, however, the Disabled American Veterans has been the designated charity. In addition, the Brentwood Food Pantry, Brentwood Park Initiative and the Brentwood Centennial Committee received donations in 2013.

Event Start Location
Race begins and ends at Brentwood Towne Square area at 9AM.

Course Description
Rolling out and back course along the famous Brentwood Fourth of July Parade route along Brownsville Road.

All registered runners are eligible for the drawing. Over $2,000 in prizes to be raffled. Random bib numbers will be selected post-race inside Towne Square. Winners must be present and sign for their prizes.

Trophy and cash award to Top 3 Male and Female overall finishers. Trophy and cash award to Top Male and Female Master (age 40+). Trophies to the first Brentwood Male and Female.

Packet Pickup / Expo
Pre-Registered Packets includes a T-Shirt and commemorative SOUVENIR (while available). Packets may be picked up at the Brentwood Borough Library, 3501 Brownsville Road:

Sunday, June 29th from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday, June 30th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Timing / Results
This event will be scored by The Runnerís High using the ChampionChip Disposable Timing System. On race day, runners will be issued a computer chip which is attached to the shoe laces and worn throughout the race. Special mats at the finish will record the time for each chip. CHIPS will not need to be returned this year, as they are disposable.

Post Race Activities
Refreshments, awards, door prizes, and music, in Brentwood Towne Square.

Parking is available on local side streets. Also, limited parking is available in the rear parking lot only of John F. Slater Funeral Home located near the intersection of Route 51 and Brownsville Road. Additionally, Baldwin High School has granted access for use of their parking as well.
Giant Eagle WILL be open for business so there is no parking for the race in their parking lot

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Year: 2013     Participation


1068 men competed in the 2013 Brentwood Firecracker 5k 1,068 (52.7%)
    Total finishers: 2,025


957 women competed in the 2013 Brentwood Firecracker 5k 957 (47.3%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Josh Simpson   5 K Men 0:14:52 4:48  12.51 mph 
 Etaferahu Temesgen   5 K Women 0:17:09 5:32  10.85 mph 
 Craig Woshner   5 K Masters Men 0:16:17 5:15  11.42 mph 
 Mindy Sawtelle-Zottola   5 K  Masters Women  0:18:22 5:55  10.13 mph 
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