Overall Rating
Overall Rating (6 Reviews)
4.3
(6 Ratings)(6 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.8
SCENERY
3.8
PRODUCTION
3.7
SWAG
4.3
The L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5K & 10K Run/Walk is one of the largest and longest-running Lunar New Year charity run in the nation. 100% volunteer organized, 100% of net proceeds reinvested locally. Event Highlights: – All participants will receive an ultra-soft, ultra-comfy premium short sleeve t-shirt – Opening ceremonies for … MORE
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    karenfuss FIRST-TIMER '16

    Was a really fun event with the dragon dancers before the run. Out and back course with a few hills. Cool swag too. Then dumplings are close by for post-race … MORE

    Was a really fun event with the dragon dancers before the run. Out and back course with a few hills. Cool swag too. Then dumplings are close by for post-race meal. And I got third place in my age group the day after my first 20 miler!

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    runforbeer FIRST-TIMER '18

    Received an entry from the sponsor brewery Angel City. Arrived just over an hour before the race, found free parking in a large lot fairly close by. Packet pickup was … MORE

    Received an entry from the sponsor brewery Angel City. Arrived just over an hour before the race, found free parking in a large lot fairly close by. Packet pickup was a breeze, left me plenty of time to take it back to my car and get a decent warm-up in. The race started a few minutes late, no biggie. There was a lot of dodging walkers and kids at the start, luckily the road was pretty wide. The first mile and a half has A LOT of hills, mostly of the uphill variety, but the views of downtown were great. Once I hit the 1 mile marker I noticed that my watch was only at .80 miles, figured they had just put it in the wrong spot. The second half was mostly downhill with a few small climbs sprinkled in. Upon finishing, my watch said 2.9 miles. Later in the day I looked at the map on their site and they seem to have forgot to add a small out and back before heading up in to the hilly sections. The medal was really cool, a spinner with the year of the dog on one side and firecracker logo on the other. The after party was great, plenty of Angel City beer and a great DJ, she kept everyone entertained. I initially thought the beer garden was too big, but once the 10K runners came in it was packed! All in all it was a fun time and great race, I’m sure the short course was just an accidental oversight. Will most likely do it again next year.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    dlu975 FIRST-TIMER '18

    The first half of the course is hill after hill after hill. Then downhill. Woohoo. This was a challenging race bacause of all the hills. It will push you to … MORE

    The first half of the course is hill after hill after hill. Then downhill. Woohoo. This was a challenging race bacause of all the hills. It will push you to the limit every time you can look ahead and see yet another hill. It will make you stronger overall. The one downside was bag pickup. After the race we stood in line for about 40min to pick up our bag we had checked in!! The line for bag pick up stretched for about 2 blocks!!!! Come on!!! If they only had a better system for picking up bags then I could of also stood in the horribly long line for the beer garden. I felt like One line or the other. The medal is cool, the shirt will be just a shirt for the honey do list around the house, nothing special. Al in all… see you next year.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    Hamnerd REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Hilly!!! Challenging course. I love their tee-shirts and always buy several of their designs on race day. Medals are cool: Heavy, large, coin like medals with red ribbon. I love … MORE

    Hilly!!! Challenging course. I love their tee-shirts and always buy several of their designs on race day. Medals are cool: Heavy, large, coin like medals with red ribbon. I love the carbo load giveaway (noodles). I love the community element. Can be a bit disorganized, depends on the year. Great entertainment before and after.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    Martinvega REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Line up in front pack, first mile is gradual up slope, you'll catch the steep up hill on second mile, then a heavy down hill, third mile is long down … MORE

    Line up in front pack, first mile is gradual up slope, you’ll catch the steep up hill on second mile, then a heavy down hill, third mile is long down slope, easy on the second and give it all on the third mile.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    janel REPEAT RUNNER '16

    The course changed this year from last. It's a popular race. The course wasn't too challenging; just a steady incline and after the turn around a decline. My only complaint … MORE

    The course changed this year from last. It’s a popular race. The course wasn’t too challenging; just a steady incline and after the turn around a decline. My only complaint is the course was narrow at times and runners are sharing the course with walkers and strollers. I saw a few people trip and fall 🙁 Overall, I’ll continue to do this race because it is fun.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    3

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