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Why 10.2 miles ?
Each year we get asked, “Why 10.2 miles ?” We don’t know the exact date the first Firecracker Chase began but it was sometime in the 80s.  The original race director may have gotten a little confused when mapping out the course. What was advertised as a 10k (6.2 miles) ended up being a 10.2 mile race.  I’m sure the runners were a little surprised to find out they had 4 more miles to run. So when we brought the race back to life in 2013, we decided to keep with tradition and stay with the 10.2 mile length.