Firecracker 5K and Kids' Dash

5K, 1 Mile, Other

Event Date

Mon, Jul 4, 2016


Ann Arbor, MI


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Firecracker 5K

$35 $35 Closed

Firecracker 5K: Fourth and Franks

$40 $40 Closed

Firecracker 5K (Vegetarian)

$35 $35 Closed

Mile Fun Run

$25 $25 Closed

Kids' Dash

$8 $8 Closed

Firecracker 5K: Fourth and Franks Division (Special Dietary Needs)

$50 $50 Closed

Ann Arbor Track Club Pacers

$500 $500 Closed

About This Activity

America turns 240 this Independence Day… commemorate this monumental occasion the Epic Races way: join us in downtown Ann Arbor on Monday, July 4 for the 2016 Firecracker 5K and Kids’ Dash! Help us paint the town red, white, and blue and exercise your right to the pursuit of happiness by pursuing better health, fitness, and fun! Run or walk our 5K course as it winds through the heart of Tree Town USA, then stick around for the 26th Annual Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade.

Start off your Fourth of July with our classic Firecracker 5K! Run or walk the 3.1-mile course as it loops through the heart of Tree Town USA, culminating in a spectacular star-spangled finish on Liberty Street. Add an all-American angle to your outing by opting for our Firecracker 5K: Fourth and Franks division. That's right... it's not the Fourth of July without hot dogs, and those who choose this challenge -- a maximum of 20 competitors -- will try to chow down on four dogs in 76 seconds, then get their 5K underway. Consider it Ann Arbor's more physically active tribute to the traditional Coney Island contest, celebrating its centennial anniversary this very July 4th.

If 5K is more than you're ready for, try our Mile Fun Run! A relaxed, non-competitive course awaits runners and walkers of all ages who want to show their Firecracker fervor but with a little less distance. No timing, no finisher's medals... just a fun. friendly frolic through downtown on the Fourth of July!

Our littlest firecrackers are invited to make a bang all their own in our Kids' 100-Meter Dash. Open to competitors ages 8 and under, our Kids' Dash offers children the opportunity soar like eagles down Liberty Street, completing their race at the same finish line as Mom or Dad!

For full race details, visit the Firecracker 5K web site at

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