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Almost 550 runners took off from the starting line Wednesday morning at Heartland Park for the 5K race in the 34th annual Firecracker Footrace.

Heat challenged runners in Firecracker Footrace

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Almost 650 runners battled Wednesday morning's hot and humid conditions to compete in the 34th annual 10K and 5K Firecracker Footrace.


Drew Peterson won the men's 10K race with a time of 38:06.95 while Allie Parks won the women's 10K title with a time of 42:53.41.

In the 5K race, Matthew Peterson won the men's title in 16:12.84 while Clare Kazmierczak won the women's title in 19:21:02.

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