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Fairport’s 4th of July Weekend Celebration kicks off with the Fleet Feet FireCracker 5K at Perinton Park. The Fleet Feet Firecracker 5K has been a Fairport Tradition since 1976. The new course starts at the corner of O’Connor and Whitney Rd and finishes inside Perinton Park. This is a flat … MORE
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    seagroves87 FIRST-TIMER '21

    This is usually a 4 miler in Fairport, a suburb of Rochester, produced by Yellow Jacket Racing (YJR). This year due to bridge construction it was switched to a 5K … MORE

    This is usually a 4 miler in Fairport, a suburb of Rochester, produced by Yellow Jacket Racing (YJR). This year due to bridge construction it was switched to a 5K and the course was modified. They also received the permit only a few weeks before the race so some of the logistics may have been rushed but it was of course a very well done race. Packet pick-up was the day before at Fleet Feet. Along with the bib, packet included the race shirt and a sample of some power bar gummies. The race shirt is a white cotton shirt with a red and blue fourth of July design. It’s nothing special but the design is well done. The start of the race is about 1/2 mile from the finish. Parking and same day packet pickup were at the finish line but my parents were visiting and chose to be spectators for this race so they dropped me off at the start. Start was pretty exciting as this was YJR first mass start since March 2020. Although I didn’t love the start location. It was just on a street that was closed only about 5 minutes before the race so there wasn’t a great place to hang out before the race. There was also no timing mat at the start given the mass start which was fine but this was a big enough race that I probably lost a few seconds. There were about 300ish participants so it was a very nice size race. The start of the race was a nice about 1.25 mile tour through Fairport which was pretty nice. Again it was exciting to race on closed streets with a lot of people. Then you turn on the canal path for the rest of the race and finish in a park. The finish area in the park was nice and my parents and the RD cheered me on. There was a nice finish arch and a timing mat at the end. You are given your bag of snacks (fruit snacks, cookies and chips). There is no medal. My time was pretty average but that’s what I was going for. The course was fairly easy. The only slight difficulty was as it was point to point it was technical net uphill. There really was only one or maybe two very small hills and it was hardly noticeable but it made it so it wasn’t a super fast course. I did think this was a very nice, little local race and it was fun to have the mass start.

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