Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker Run

Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker Run


2020 Los Angeles Firecracker 10K Start
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Are there any promotional discount codes for Black Friday specials?
Hoping to join this year's firecracker run! Is there a black friday promo code available to register?
Hey guys, I looked at the results page last night, comparing my LB Grand Prix times because it used to show me in 4th ... but now I'm #1. Is there and age group award that goes with that finish ?
Hi, many of us have run this race multiple years in a row. Some of us want to collect all 12 Chinese Zodiac animal medals. Why doesn't the LA Chinatown Firecracker run create a "Chinatown Firecracker Zodiac Challenge" SPECIAL MEDAL for those runners that complete 12-years in a ROW and get all 12 zodiac animal medals? It will inspire medal collectors to stick with this race for at least 12 YEARS! Maybe you could have those medal framing dealers put together a special collector frame set for the runners that complete this, for purchase by participants, that has all 12 of the medals they earned, with brass plates of their dates / times, with the special medal in the center! I'd buy it!
Here's a thought: Last year I participated in the 5K and Plane Pull for the Special Olympics at Long Beach airport. You guys could put together a team or two to help them raise money And publicize the Firecracker. 26 people per team pulling a FedEx 767 wearing PULL FCKR shirts ! Do it. (I want a shirt too, I'll pull with you guys and gals).
Lost my drivers license I believe during bib pickup and reported it missing before the race began. Inquired at registration and afterwards at Information booth. Any chance it was turned in later? Elizabeth Moseley.
Oh, if you could improve the links for getting results it would be nice. I had to go in a few circles through Athlinks to finally get results. The official link kept saying it was not working when I clicked on it yesterday. May be fine today.
any idea when the results will be posted online?
is it possible to rollerblade the bike route?

Hellos, if you like running, cycling, beer, and snarky updates, our Facebook future is bright! For event information visit: www.firecracker10k.org.

To make donations or purchase merchandise go to https://firecracker10k.square.site/ The L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Run Committee (LACFRC), Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization staffed by volunteers who donate their time and energies to organize and stage an annual run/walk and bike event. Proceeds from the Firecracker events are used to promote an enhanced quality of life for those who live and

Operating as usual


Thank You for your support. Funds raised form the event allowed us to support Angel City Sports, so we are inviting you to this event made possible by the participants of Firecracker 🧨 Events.

Photos from Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker Run's post 03/25/2022

We would like to thank all of our participants for their love and support, especially the ones who travel far and wide like Canada! Definitely looking forward to next year's hare race!


Congressman @jimmygomezca celebrating LA Chinatown Firecracker 🧨🧨

A Year of the Tiger Celebration in Chinatown 02/15/2022

A Year of the Tiger Celebration in Chinatown

"California Live’s Angela Sun talks to Dr. Yuen from the Chinese American Museum about the importance of the Lunar New Year, The Year of the Tiger and traditional dishes and their significance. Angela also talks to Wilson Gee, member of the LA Firecracker Race Committee and learns how to get involved with this year’s virtual firecracker run."

A Year of the Tiger Celebration in Chinatown Los Angeles’ Chinatown keeps the Chinese culture alive in California. The pagoda-style buildings and decorative red lanterns set the perfect scene for a Lunar New Year celebration. California Live’s Angela Sun talks to Dr. Yuen from the Chinese American Museum about the importance of the Lunar N...


Give the gift of a Firecracker registration this Galentine’s or Valentine’s Day! Bike, run, or walk together with your loved ones and besties! 🤍


Give the gift of a Firecracker registration this Galentine’s or Valentine’s Day! Bike, run, or walk together with your loved ones and besties! 🤍


@amberleetv representing @firecracker10k

Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker Run updated their phone number. 02/02/2022

Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker Run updated their phone number.

Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker Run updated their phone number.


Happy Lunar New Year! 🧨🧨🎋🧧🧧🐯🐯🐯


Go LA @rams! 🐏🐏🧨🧨🧨🧧🧧🏅


Register to join L.A. Chinatown Firecracker for this year’s Virtual Event! Use Discount Code VIRTUALTIGER for 10% off your registration (valid thru 2/1/22). Visit www.firecracker10k.org for more information


Today, after careful consideration amidst the recent surge of the Omicron variant, and 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.

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.

Also, for all current registrants, please check your email inbox for more information.

Photos from Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker Run's post 12/11/2021

We’re excited to share the design for the 2022 Year of the Tiger tee! Uncage your pride. Register today to earn yours on Feb 19-20!



Hurry! The 2021 Firecracker Fund grant applications are due @ 5PM on Friday, December 3rd, 2021. All API organizations with projects that promote health and wellness are encouraged to apply!

Please see application for grant criteria.


Photos from Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker Run's post 11/19/2021

Continuing with our Faces of Firecracker edition, we'd like to introduce our Committee Member, Greg Kimura. Learn about how he got involved with our organization and a bit about his occupation & hobbies. Enjoy his story.

Father, Grandfather.
Recent community hero: a pharmacist working at a mass CoVid vaccine site. Former race director for the 2012 Year of the Dragon.

Turned to Firecracker as a marathon training ground in 1998 Year of the Tiger. Joined the Firecracker family after running the 10k that one time. A leader and founding member (along with Jimmy Kwan, Larry Quan, and Jeanne Tong) of the Firecracker Taiko (Japanese drum) group formed to build connections and to provide entertainment at L.A. races, including Firecracker.

Helping and meeting genuine people has made Greg’s Firecracker service meaningful. He has developed lifelong friends who have become like family.

On his ideal day, Greg can be found backpacking or hiking in Yosemite - unplugged from work and the world.

Most of Greg’s wardrobe consists of Firecracker wear. His favorite design being 2016’s monkey. We welcome you to join us in-person for our 2022 run and ride events (February 19th and 20th), where you’ll be sure to find Greg sporting the Year of the Tiger design


Happy Wednesday Firecracker Fam! We would like to share a new edition called, "Faces of Firecracker", where we highlight one committee member and share their journey in being involved with our Organization, and a little about their personal life. Here's a scoop about our Awards & Medals Chair, Gloria Gee.

Why is Firecracker meaningful to you?

Volunteering with Firecracker is my small way of giving back to a community that embraced me while growing up as a "weekend Chinatown kid." As my parents drove to Chinatown each weekend to meet up with friends for mahjong, we kids tagged along and basically roamed the few small blocks encompassing the lively and quaint town. The voices and faces of the shop owners, restaurant staff and the general community are still vivid memories because of the care and kindness they demonstrated towards me during my youth.

What have you learned through your involvement with Firecracker?

I've learned that we all love to eat and share meals together - food always makes us way more productive! I have also learned that great teamwork is the key to producing fun and successful events for over 9,000 participants. As a part of the Firecracker family, I have gained confidence that someone will always have my back - the Firecracker way.

Firecracker Fun Fact / My Perfect Day:

My most treasured Firecracker memory is the year I was the Refreshment Chair and had the privilege of volunteering with the senior ladies of the Chinatown Senior Service Center. I recall them showing up bright and early with their sleeves rolled up, eager and ready to support me in any way I needed. We instantly connected when they smiled and understood my horribly-broken, elementary Chinese that I slowly pieced together. I have gained eight additional "grandmas" who warms my heart and brings a smile to my face each time we meet.

My perfect day would start off in time with God. Then I would trek to the beach with my dogs and someone special. We would bike along the water and play volleyball/Spikeball...leading to the end of a perfect day by stuffing ourselves with boba teas, acai bowls and fish tacos.


SURPRISE! Registration for the Year of the Tiger 2022 Event is now OPEN.

Take an extra $5 OFF early registration with promo code "GOGETEM"

OFFER ENDS 8/8/21 11:59PM



We’re excited to make an announcement! After 43 years of being solely volunteer driven, Firecracker is hiring its first employee. We’re looking for a part-time (20 hours/week) Administrative Assistant to help the board as Firecracker continues to grow and expand. We are so thankful to our community for continuing to support us as we know this wouldn’t be possible without you!

This essential role will provide administrative support to an otherwise all-volunteer organization and will report to the Board of Directors. We're looking for a highly organized, independent self-starter! If you or anyone you know is interested in the position, please email your resume to [email protected].


This statue of Bruce Lee stands near the entrance to the Grand Star in Central Plaza. It commemorates the life of the martial artist, actor, director, and philosopher. After his death, Bruce Lee remains a popular culture icon who changed the perception of Asians in the United States and across the world through his crafts, especially through filmmaking. Asian representation in Hollywood has come a long way since the days of Lee, yet there is more progress to be made.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2021 05/13/2021

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2021

In celebration of the API Heritage Month in May, post a story or photos of your favorite API Heritage landmark with hashtag . It could be a place you visited before or in your usual Bike and Run route.

Don't forget to check out https://asianpacificheritage.gov/

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2021 Paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success.


Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month: Explore LA Chinatown Central Plaza and Support A Local Restaurant.

Throughout each May, we honor Asian American Pacific Islanders and their immeasurable contributions. Today we highlight celebrated Chinese American chef and restaurateur Cecilia Chiang (1920-2020). In 1961, Chiang opened The Mandarin restaurant in San Francisco. She was recognized for her impacts on Chinese food throughout the world and she received the 2013 James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.

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