An estimated 2,600 people showed up for the 33rd Anniversary of the Sportspectrum Firecracker 5k Race for Research Run & Healthwalk Tuesday morning, according to race organizers.
The race started at 8 a.m. at Mall St. Vincent parking lot directly behind Sears.
The course of the race runs through the historic South Highland neighborhood.
Prize money for the race is $2000. The overall male and female competitors will win $500 each. One participant can beat the course record and win an additional $500.
Food sponsors for the event included Clark's Tailgate Catering, Twisted Root and Rhino Coffee.
Proceeds from the race go towards research for the Spine Institute of Louisiana Foundation.
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