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Shreveport's Firecracker 5k kicked off with a blast, thousands participate in the July 4th run

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It's the city's first Fourth of July celebration for many.

Thousands got up early this morning to participate in the 2014 Firecracker 5k. Runners and walkers were off by the sound of firecracker blasts. The route took them into South Highlands next to Mall St. Vincent and back. First time racer Ben Chesang won the race.

The race began at 8 AM and wrapped up shortly after.

 

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