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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

35th Annual Chinatown Firecracker Run

I want the shirt above , it's from Shepard Fairey's design group, so cool!!! Looks like they'll only be available at the 35th Annual Chinatown Firecracker Run. If you geT there really early in the morning you'll be seeing 100,000 firecrackers go off and if it's anything like that alien art MOCA event you'll want to see it live. Ever been in an action movie? It's kind of like jumping from an explosion. Don't worry, it's probably safe. After the explosions you've got a run and some concerts to enjoy your day in Chinatown.

 The press release is below:

100,000 Firecrackers will Illuminate the Morning Sky as L.A. Chinatown Firecracker
Run Committee Kicks off its 35th Annual Run/Walk in Chinatown Plaza
To Commemorate Lunar New Year’s “Year of the Snake”

WHAT:           More than 8,000 athletes will join 25,000 spectators when the non-profit Los Angeles Firecracker Run Committee (LACFRC) celebrates its’ 35th Annual 5/10K Run/Walk to commemorate Lunar New Year’s “Year of the Snake.”  The festive opening will be punctuated by the glow of 100,000 sparkling firecrackers.   

                        As the largest Lunar New Year charity run in the United States, participating runners, walkers and cyclists will compete in various challenging activities: a 5/10K Run/Walk, 20/30 Mile Bike Ride and a 1K Kiddie Run to take place along a scenic course that winds through Los Angeles’ most historic neighborhood.

                        The L.A. Clippers Spirit Dance Team , goodwill ambassadors for the L.A. Clippers, will rally the athletes with a series of dance performances and lead them in a spirited warm-up exercise prior to the competition.

                        The annual Run/Walk will kick off with a free weekend celebration, open to the public, beginning on February 23 from 10AM-4PM and continue throughout the day on February 24th from 8AM-12PM.  Festivities will include a Nite n’ Day Festival featuring live music mixed by DJ Shy, Hula dancers, Japanese Taiko drummers, Salsa and Bollywood dancers. An interactive petting zoo will add to the family-friendly atmosphere with familiar and exotic animals such as mini horses, alpacas, snakes, ducks and tortoises.