Freedom Fest Fridays Finale

Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 at 11:00am

Various Venues in Shreveport

Schedule of Events

7:30am: Firecracker 5k At Mall St. Vincent

Starting Time: 5K Run, Healthwalk, & Stroll — 8:00AM

Fun run: 7:30am. All kids participating in the 1/2 mile fun run will be awarded a finishers medal. Entry fee for Kid's Fun Run (ages 10 & under) is $12.00 and will include an Official Race t-shirt. (Do not wait until the last minute to sign up. Kids fun run shirts limited to the first 200)

Course Description: 5K (3.1 miles) will start and finish at Mall St. Vincent Parking Lot (directly behind Sears) Race will proceed through historic South Highland Subdivision, one of Shreveport's oldest & most beautiful neighborhoods. A scenic and challenging road race for runners, walkers, and sightseers.

Welcome to the 35th Anniversary of the Sportspectrum Firecracker 5k Race for Research Run & Healthwalk. This coming July 4th, our Nation's Birthday promises to be celebrated with a special passion and purpose by Americans from coast to coast. The 35th running also brings a special milestone to myself and this great run. The year was 1985, Springlake Point Apartments, and about 45 weekend warriors took the streets of Springlake to run the first Annual Firecracker. Scott Smith was our first overall male with a time of 15:37 and Terry Davis won the ladies crown in 19:00 flat. It has been a great ride and a lot of fun sharing my July 4th with all my favorite friends. Special thanks to my family who does not know a holiday without a run!

Cost: 5k, $25, Kids Fun Run, $12

10:00am: Naturalization Ceremony At Federal Courthouse

Noon: Food & Drink Vendors Open

2:00pm: Sciport - Imax Movie: Apollo 11 / Kids Area Opens

2:00pm: Free Lifejacket Giveaway In Sciport Lobby

4:00pm: Steak Awards At Cookoff Area
11:00 Cooks' Meeting Steak Selection
12:00 Judges' Meeting
1:00-1:15 Sausage Turn In
2:00-2:30 Steak Turn In

4:15pm: Hebert's Town & Country Stage Opens

4:30pm: Opening Act: Michael Love

6:00pm: Johnny Earthquake & The Moondocs W/Estelle Brown

7:20pm: Skydivers W/Red, White, & Blue Streamers

7:30pm: B-52 Flyover

7:45pm: Headlining Act: David Lee Murphy

9:15pm: Fireworks Display

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