Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker 5K/10K Run/Walk, Kiddie Run & Bike Ride

  • 02.24.2018 @ 09:00 AM
  • Los Angeles, California
Event Closed
The event administrator has closed online registration for this event. No 5K/10K registration available on Sunday, 2/25/18. Only 300 applications will be accepted on Sat. 2/24/18, first come, first serve.
Event Details
02 .24 .2018
starts at 09 :00 AM
ends at 01 :00 PM
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Event Information
Bike Ride (Saturday, February 24, 2018)
- 40MI: 8:00 AM*
- 20MI: 8:20 AM*

PAW'er Dog Walk (Saturday, February 24, 2018)
- 0.5MI: 9:45 AM*

Run/Walk & Kiddie Run (Sunday, February 25, 2018)
- 5K: 8:00 AM*
- 10K: 8:30 AM*
- Kiddie Run (12 and younger): 9:45 AM*

*Start times subject to change.
5K Run/Walk:
- Early: $35 (thru 10/8)
- Regular: $40 (10/9 - 12/10)
- Late: $45 (12/11 - 2/18/18)
- On-Site: $55 (2/24 - 2/25)

10K Run/Walk:
- Early: $40 (thru 10/8)
- Regular: $45 (10/9 - 12/10)
- Late: $50 (12/11 - 2/18/18)
- On-Site: $60 (2/24 - 2/25)
- Virtual: $60 (Get t-shirt, medal, bib and goodie bag. Complete the event at anytime, anywhere, and at the pace that suits you. Includes FREE SHIPPING! Estimated shipping date of 3/9/18.)

Kiddie Run (12 and younger):
- Early: $15 (thru 10/8)
- Regular: $20 (10/9 - 12/10)
- Late: $25 (12/11 - 2/18/18)
- On-Site: $25 (2/24 - 2/25)

20Mi Bike Ride:
- Early: $35 (thru 10/8)
- Regular: $40 (10/9 - 12/10)
- Late: $45 (12/11 - 2/18/18)
- On-Site: $55 (2/24 - 2/25)

40Mi Bike Ride:
- Early: $45 (thru 10/8)
- Regular: $50 (10/9 - 12/10)
- Late: $55 (12/11 - 2/18/18)
- On-Site: $65 (2/24 - 2/25)
- Virtual: $65 (Get t-shirt, medal, bib and goodie bag. Complete the event at anytime, anywhere, and at the pace that suits you. Includes FREE SHIPPING! Estimated shipping date of 3/9/18.)

PAW'er Dog Walk
- Regular: $25 (thru 2/18/18)
- On-Site: $35 (2/24 - 2/25)
Ultra-soft, ultra-comfy unisex t-shirt that feels like you've owned it for years the moment you put it on, and for years to come.

Contemporary, slim fit similar to that of American Apparel. For a more relaxed fit, it is recommended to order a size up.

Adult Chest Sizing*:
- XS (31" - 34")
- S (34" - 37")
- M (38" - 41")
- L (42" - 45")
- XL (46" - 49")
- 2XL (50" - 53")
- 3XL (54" - 57")

Youth Chest Sizing*:
- M (31.5" - 33.5")
- L (33.5" - 35.5")
*All measurements are approximate.
Please observe the parking time limit on the parking meters in Chinatown on Saturday. The meters will be enforced. A better choice would be to come to the Ride on the Metro Gold Line. The Chinatown Metro Station is a block away from the start of the Ride. Bag check is free and will be available for all registered riders.
The bag check is Free on Sunday for all runners/walkers who ride the Metro to the event. Just show your Metro pass at the bag check. The bag check is for METRO RIDERS ONLY.
Other private parking sites may available.
All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. You may not alter, reproduce, give or sell your number to another individual – doing so will result in your disqualification as well as the participant who uses your race number. The entry fee for this year's event will NOT transfer to next year's event, no exceptions. This policy stays in effect whether you are injured, have an unexpected business or family emergency, pregnancy, etc. There are NO exceptions. Any inquiry regarding this policy will be directed back to this page. There is NO rain date, We Go Rain or Shine.
The 20mi+ route is geared towards families and casual riders. A major portion of the 20mi ride will be along the LA River on the LA River Bike Path which is away from traffic and will have great views of the LA River. A 10mph pace is advised for this route.

For the 10th anniversary bike ride, a 40mi+ route will start in the center of LA's Chinatown and will cruise through Elysian Park, home of the Dodgers, then north through Eagle Rock to Pasadena, overlooking the iconic Rose Bowl. Next, we'll pedal on bike paths and scenic, low-traffic roads, through Altadena and the quaint town of Sierra Madre. Once in Arcadia, we'll cycle along beautiful Huntington Drive and make our way back to Chinatown.

A rest stop, where water, snacks, and fruits will be available, is located at approximately the midpoint of the route. Porta- potties are located at the rest stops.

There will be a free Bag Check and Bike Valet. All registered riders will be given a finisher medal at the conclusion of the ride. A carbo load snack will be available at the conclusion of the ride. All registered riders will get a Goodie Bag with various items and an event t-shirt. You can pick up your Goodie Bag before or after you complete your ride. Please come early for your Goodie Bag to ensure that you get the size shirt you need.
The 5K run/walk is an out and back course that takes participants past the main entrance to Dodger Stadium. The course begins on North Broadway for approximately 1/3mi, then turns left onto Bishops Road. An immediate right turn at Stadium Way takes you under the 110 freeway toward Dodger Stadium for about a 1mi uphill climb.

This distance includes a right at Lookout Dr., then onto Lilac Terrace which leads again onto Stadium Way. A U-turn a little past Elysian Park Ave. brings you past the LAFD Hotchkin training center with the piece of the World Trade Center brought here as a memorial.

The 23-ton, 22-foot-tall steel column originally was part of the lobby structure, now stands a reminder. North Broadway leads back to Chinatown and the finish line. Water is provided at 2 points along this 5K course.
The 10K course is a challenging run through the hills of Elysian Park. From N. Broadway, the course climbs up into the park to its highest elevation. The course winds high over the Figueroa Tunnels above the 110 freeway, through tree-lined rolling hills with the summit of Angels Point providing a spectacular 180-degree view of the city.

The early morning vistas of Downtown LA, Glendale, Mt Wilson, Hollywood Sign, Dodger’s Stadium, & LAPD Academy are the hard earned and breathtaking sights of the 10K course that very few Angelenos will ever see.

As the course descends the hills of Elysian Park, the course leads you past the Grace E. Simmons lodge, named for the activist who was instrumental in saving the area from developers and creating Elysian Park. As you run down the palm tree lined road of Stadium Way, it leads you past the entrance to the Montecillo De Leo Politi Park. A smaller park within Elysian Park.

This park was named after a children’s book author who spent his years illustrating and writing children’s books. His murals can be found in Olvera Street, the birthplace of Los Angeles. Many of his paintings and drawings still adorn elementary schools and public libraries throughout the United States. Continuing on Stadium Way brings you to LAFD Hotchkin training center with the piece of the World Trade Center brought here as a memorial. The 23-ton, 22-foot-tall steel column originally was part of the lobby structure, now stands a reminder. The course continues under the 110 freeway back to Broadway where the finish line awaits those who survived this beautiful and challenging course.
Event begins with warm up exercises and a short discussion about exercising and the importance of reading. The course features a turnaround at Bishops Road, then back to the official finish line. Upon crossing the finish line, each runner will be given a commemorative finisher medal, and then directed to a carnival in the Kiddie Run area for all registered Kiddie Run participants from 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM, with carnival games, face painting, petting zoo, puppet show, etc. A goodie bag awaits all Kiddie Run registrants.

Parents may accompany their child.
- All participants will receive an ultra-soft, ultra-comfy premium short sleeve t-shirt (Excludes Dog PAW'er Walk and PAW'er sWAG bag)

- Opening ceremonies for the 5/10K Run/Walk and Bike Ride include the lighting of firecrackers

- 5K and 10K runs are chip timed for fast & accurate results

- Medal to the overall male and female winners in the 5K and 10K runs

- Medal to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each age category

- Finisher's Medal

- Free carbo load meal (Saturday, February 24, 2018)

- Goodie bag

- Refreshments at the Start/Finish and along the Course

- Admission to the Firecracker Festival, featuring live entertainment and vendors

- Free bag check (only for Metro riders who show valid Metro Pass or TAP card)

- Carnival games and petting zoo for Kiddie Run participants

- One free beer to all registered participants 21+ years of age
Group Registration
GROUP of 10 Or More Runners/Walkers Or Cyclists. Must register together for the SAME EVENT. Discount of $2.00 per registrant will automatically apply after registering 10 or more registrants for one of the events. Excludes Kiddie Run, Combo, and Virtual events.
PAW'er Dog Walk
The Year of the Dog will be celebrated with the addition of an exclusive PAW'er Dog Walk and a Dog wellness festival.
Portions of the proceeds from the PAW'er Dog Walk will be donated to Dog Rescue organizations.
The PAW'er Dog Walk is a separate walk from the Run and Bike event. The walk is a short leisurely walk through historic Chinatown. Included with the PAW'er Dog Walk is a dog t-shirt just for your furry friend, along with a sWAG bag of treats.
Come and celebrate the Year of the Dog. Show off your best friend. Celebrate your best friend. HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR DOG RESCUE!
Human T-Shirt is NOT included. Can be purchased separately. Dog T shirts are limited, so register early to ensure you receive the special commemorative Dog T Shirt for your dog.
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