Start off your 4th of July with a bang.
The 7th annual running of the Firecracker 5000 gets underway at 8 a.m., sharp. Day of the event registration begins at 7 a.m., at the Best Western, 680 Spring Street, at closes at 7:45 a.m.
The course remains the same and features some of flattest terrain on all of San Juan Island, except for the hills.
A portion of proceeds from the Firecracker fees, $10 adults, $5 for children under 16, will go to support the Friday Harbor fireworks display.
Sponsors of this year's family fun run are the Best Western Friday Harbor Suites, Kings Market and San Juan Island Fitness. For info, 378-4449.