Brandon Dworak of Denmark, wearing bib No. 1151, leads a pack of 230 runners and walkers at the start of the inaugural St. Norbert College Firecracker Run/Walk outside Donald J. Schneider Stadium in De Pere on Thursday morning, July 4. Dworak won the 4-mile race by more than a minute over runner-up A.J. Sobrilsky of De Pere (bib No. 1201).
The inaugural St. Norbert College Firecracker Run/Walk on the Fourth of July last week had 230 participants.
"Hopefully, this event will become part of the community for years to come," said Don Augustine, St. Norbert's cross-country/track and field coach who organized the event.
"People should not have to drive down to Kaukauna or up to Door County on the Fourth of July for a quality event, and that is why we decided to do the run on the Fourth," added Augustine, making reference to other road races held in Northeastern Wisconsin on Thursday. ...