Runners, on your marks …

An annual road race returns to Webster City on the morning of July 4.

The Firecracker 5K will get under way at 8 a.m. at West Twin Park. A kids fun run will also be held beginning at 9 a.m. that day.

The fee for adults is $15 through June 27 and $20 after that date. Runners will receive a T-shirt with the race logo and post-race refreshments consisting of cookies, fruit and beverages and showers. Race results will be posted on Those who sign up the day of the race are not guarantees a T-shirt.

The race will feature several age divisions for both men and women. Trophies will be awarded to overall men’s and women’s 5K winner plus division place winners -first through fifth.

The entry fee for kids age 9 and younger is $8. Kids who sign up will receve a youth T-shirt. All kids in the Fun Run will receive ribbons at the Awards Ceremony.

The race starts and finishes at Twin Parks, 1100 Seneca St. The course consists of routes on paved roads and park trails. It is basically flat with one hill and two water stops.

For more information or to register, email

or call (515) 297-3184.