Edinburg Postpones 4th Annual Firecracker Run 5K Due to Severe Weather

Staff Reports

EDINBURG, Texas – July 4, 2024 — The City of Edinburg has announced the postponement of the 4th Annual Firecracker Run 5K, originally scheduled for July 4, 2024. The decision comes in response to severe weather forecasts associated with Hurricane Beryl, which is expected to impact the region with high winds and heavy rain.

The event, a popular local tradition, will be rescheduled to ensure the safety of participants, volunteers, and spectators. “The safety of our community is our top priority,” said a city spokesperson. “Given the current weather conditions and the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Beryl, we believe it is in the best interest of everyone involved to postpone the event.”

A new date for the Firecracker Run 5K will be announced soon. Participants who have already registered will have their entries automatically transferred to the rescheduled date. The city will provide updates through its official social media channels and website.

Hurricane Beryl is projected to bring severe weather to the Rio Grande Valley, prompting local officials to take precautionary measures. The City of Edinburg has also opened a warming center at the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library to provide shelter for residents during the storm.

For the latest updates on the rescheduled Firecracker Run 5K and other city events, residents are encouraged to follow the City of Edinburg on social media and visit the city’s official website.

Source: City of Edinburg