The Schoolcraft Athletic Boosters are in charge of the five-mile Firecracker run at 8 a.m. on the 4th of July in Schoolcraft. It is a fundraiser for the Boosters who do many good things for the high school athletic program, according to Wade Rutkoskie, the group’s president.
Some of the proceeds go to the fireworks display at dusk, bringing many people back to the high school for the largest show of its kind in the area.
Those who want a mild bit of exercise can participate in the one-mile fun run/walk at 7:30 a.m. Both runs start at the high school with the one-mile a free, fun, non-competitive outing for people of all ages. Finishers receive a participation ribbon.
The five-mile race is unique because of its distance and its fast and flat course. The cost to participate is $25 for early registration and $30 on the day of the event. There will be an awards ceremony and door prizes given out at 9:10 a.m.