Created: 07/04/2014 2:46 PM WNYT.com
By: WNYT Staff
Thousands of people got a running start on their Fourth of July in Saratoga.
Roughly 4,000 runners took part in the Firecracker Road Race on Friday morning.
This is the eighth year the race has been held.
It's the kick-off event to Saratoga’s all-American celebration, with events all day downtown and in Congress Park.
Fireworks were scheduled to be held at dusk.