People pack Nisswa for Firecracker Run

Annual July 4 event features 5K and 10K races that end with festivities on the Nisswa Community Center grounds.

A runner and her dog, both boasting patriotic apparel, cross the finish line of the Nisswa Firecracker Run on Sunday, July 4, at the Nisswa Community Center. Nancy Vogt / Echo Journal

Just 12 hours after streets were filled with families for the Freedom Days Parade, downtown Nisswa again was packed with people Sunday morning, July 4, for the annual Firecracker Run.

The 5K and 10K runs are held every year on July 4, starting on Main Street. The finish line is at the Nisswa Community Center, and features a crawfish boil; Slip'N Slide; and red, white and blue bubble machine.

More than 1,000 runners participated in this year's event. The Firecracker Run did take place in 2020, though with staggered starts and a different starting line.

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