Thousands of runners expected at ‘Firecracker 4’ in Saratoga Springs

SARATOGA SPRINGS – An annual tradition returns to Saratoga Springs on Monday, as the city will host 2,500 runners.

They’ll start their Independence Day at the 16th annual “Firecracker 4.”

Organizers say it’s equal parts celebration and road race.

Bands and musicians will line the course as runners make their way through Saratoga Springs.
Something new and cool this year is the “4 The Run of it Challenge,” where 20 people are chosen at random and each receive a $50 award as they cross the finish line.

Learn about how many states organizers say the runners come from by watching the video of Mark Mulholland’s story.