L.A. Chinatown Firecracker 5K/10K Run/Walk, Kiddie Run, PAW’er Dog Walk & 20/40 Mile Bike

Saturday, Feb 18, 2023
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Kids, Multisport, Recreational, Road Racing

Celebrating 45 years, the L.A. Chinatown Firecracker is one of the largest and oldest running races in the U.S. with its upcoming Lunar New Year run, walk, cycling and dog walk events held over the weekend of February 18-19, 2023, at the historic Los Angeles Chinatown Plaza.

Registration is now open for the February 2023 Firecracker L.A. Year of the Rabbit Chinatown events with a choice to participate in-person or virtually. Each registered participant receives a commemorative 2023 Firecracker race bib, exclusive collectible finisher’s medal, limited edition commemorative t-shirt, goody bag, and much more. In addition, participants and their guests will enjoy the Lunar New Year Celebration in the heart of historic Chinatown with an opening ceremony filled with lion dancers and the traditional lighting of 100,000 firecrackers. The Firecracker post-race expo includes vendors and booths as well as a new Chalk Art Festival and Boba Garden. Virtual participants can take part by downloading and activating the RaceJoy App and between now and February 19 to partake in an event. The 45th Annual Firecracker has been approved as a 2023 USATF Sanctioned Event.

The 45th Annual L.A. Chinatown Firecracker is produced by the nonprofit L.A. Chinatown Firecracker Run Committee (LACFRC), a group of volunteers who donate their time and energy to organize and stage events and programs promoting healthy lifestyles, fitness, cultural awareness, supports education and encourages community participation. LACFRC continues to give back with proceeds reinvested in the community providing service and programs benefitting local elementary schools and nonprofit organizations.

February 18-19, 2023
• Sat, Feb 18: 40-mile Bike Ride; 8:00 a.m.
• Sat, Feb 18: 20-mile Bike Ride; 8:20 a.m.
• Sat, Feb 18: 1-mile PAW’er Dog Walk; 9:00 a.m.
• Sun, Feb 19: 5K Run/Walk; 8:00 a.m. Run / 8:20 a.m. Walk
• Sun, Feb 19: 10K Run/Walk; 8:40 a.m. Run
• Sun, Feb 19: 1K Kiddie Run: 9:00 a.m.
*All Times are subject to change

Los Angeles Chinatown Plaza
943 N Broadway, Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90012


• Firecracker L.A. Website: https://firecracker10k.org/
• Registration: https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/LosAngeles/LAChinatownFirecracker
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefirecracker10k
• Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/firecracker10k/
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/firecracker10k
• Email: [email protected] or call 818-925-8434
• #firecrackerLA; #45years
• Firecracker L.A. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw5h2HgDdCo&authuser=1

Contact Information

Edmund Soo

[email protected]