Kiwanians time Firecracker 5K


On Saturday, July 3, the Kiwanis Club of Swainsboro traveled to Wrightsville to time the Firecracker 5K, which is part of the town’s Fourth of July Celebration.

The organizers of the run selected a route that started on the downtown square at 8 a.m. and ended two blocks from there beside the old Rite Aid pharmacy. The run consisted of 79 applicants, and the fastest runner completed the 3.1 miles in just over 18 minutes.

Swainsboro Kiwanis Club has been professionally timing 5K and 10K runs for more than three years in most cities within 50 miles of Swainsboro. The Kiwanians’ equipment consists of three digital handheld timers, a large digital clock mounted on a tripod, numbered tickets to hand out to the finishers in order, a narrow finish line shoot, a large 7’ male and female finishing poster board, a cheerleader section, a bull horn, and a race director.

If you would like the Swainsboro Kiwanians to time a race, contact Race Timing Chair Tim Goodman at 478-494-4741 or e-mail him at rdwarrior83@gmail.com.

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