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Celebrate the USA by running the Firecracker 5k

Sportspectrum Firecracker 5k Race for Research

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  • Joel Rodgers

A red, white, and blue tradition returns to Mall St. Vincent this Wednesday, July 4th!

The 34th annual Sportspectrum Firecracker 5k Race for Research. Need tickets? Click here.

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.

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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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