Wednesday, 20 February 2013 21:28

Firecrackers and Fast Feet

The Year of the Snake celebrations continue in Chinatown.

By Alysia Gray Painter
|  Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013  |  Updated 9:30 AM PST

Running events are apt to do a lot of outlandish or colorful things these days that are not exactly related to feet meeting pavement. Costumes and metals that turn into utensils and balloon rides and such all add flavor to the competitive world of competitive running, but few can boast the ties to the past and tradition in the way that the LA Chinatown Firecracker Run can.

The run, which always follows the historic district's annual Golden Dragon Parade and New Year's celebrations by about a week, is set to move on Sunday, Feb. 24 (and the bike ride on Saturday, Feb. 23).

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