Firecracker 5K

1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Jul 1, 2017


Fernandina Beach, FL


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5K Run/Walk - Chip Timed

$25 $25 Register

5K Run/Walk - Chip Timed

$25 $25 Register

Kids Fun Run

$15 $15 Register

Kids Fun Run

$15 $15 Register

About This Activity

Firecracker 5K
Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 8:00 a.m.
Location: Omni Amelia Island Plantation 
                 6800 First Coast Highway 
                 Amelia Island, FL 32034

This time chipped race will start and finish at Omni Amelia Island Plantation’s Racquet Park, located next to the Verandah restaurant. Enjoy a scenic run, meandering through the beautiful, tree-canopied resort. Located at 6800 First Coast Highway.

Running or walking is acceptable. No animals amd bicycles on course

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the McArthur Family YMCA. Drop off entries at the McArthur YMCA, Health & Fitness Center or mail to: OAIP Health & Fitness Center, Attn: Cody Adams, 39 Beach Lagoon Road, Amelia Island, FL 32034. Cash or checks only (no refunds, checks payable to Omni Amelia Island Plantation) For additional information, contact (904) 277-5193 or Registration forms are also available online at

Adult Before June 24 - $25.00 - After $30.00
Children Under 10 before July 1st - $15.00 - After $20.00

Pre-registered participants can pick-up race packet on June 30th, 4pm-7pm at the Racquet Park conference room.

Packet pickup will take place on race day at race site from 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.

6:30 p.m. – Registration & Packet Pick-up opens
8:00 a.m. – 5K Race Start
9:00 a.m. - Fun Run - no chip timing
9:15 a.m. – Awards Ceremony

Shirts are guaranteed for all pre-registered participants. Shirts not guaranteed on race day.

This 5K Run/Walk is run on the road.

Medals for top overall male, female, top 3 male and female age groups will receive awards. Age groups include 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & older

Parking is plentiful next to the race start location. The race starts and ends at the same location.

Race will be timed and scored with a disposable chip provided, which will be attached to the back of the bib.


How long is the course?
The 5K is 3.1 miles.

How will I be timed?
The race uses an electronic timing system that records race time and place via a transponder chip that will be given out at registration. Each individual competing in the 5K is required to use the race chip. Official times will not be recorded without a chip. There will be a clock at the finish line to view your time.

When and where do I pick up my registration materials?
Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. for all participants – pre-registered, walk-up, voucher – Pre-registered runners have a separate registration station that is further split into three lines based on the first letter of the runner’s last name.

How will I receive my results?
Official results are posted for the top runners in each category, race staff has all results for on-site inquiries and results are posted on the race website.

Can I use my own race chip or tag rather than utilizing the one that is provided?
No, you will be provided with a custom chip.

Who gets a T-shirt?
Only pre-registered runners that successfully complete the registration and payment processes seven weekdays before the race are guaranteed a free race t-shirt. Several hundred additional shirts are printed for the race. Pre-registered runners in the seven days leading to the race are first to receive their shirt and preferred size. The remaining shirts for walk-up and voucher runners are available for free until they run out. Also, day-of and voucher participants may face limited sizes and availability.

What if I need help along the way?
Qualified emergency medical professionals are available to provide assistance at the start/finish lines.

Can I participate in the event with my dog?
Sorry, as much as we love our pets too, the safety of participants is our main concern. Therefore, we do not allow pets on the course.

Can I participate with a stroller?
Yes, nurturing future generations of runners is a priority and demonstrating healthy lifestyles to our kids is special. Please, however, start in the later part of the runners.

Should I bring my own water?
Yes, but there will be a  water station  on the course as well at the finish.

Can I get my money returned?
We appreciate your race registration. We are unable to issue refunds. We are not in a position to credit your credit card or issue checks.

Will the race be held if it's raining?
The race is a "rain or shine" event. All participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather, such as in a rain coat or hat. Umbrellas can pose a safety hazard to others, so please do not bring them.

What will be provided after the race?
An awards ceremony will take place after the race at at the start/finish location.

Can I transfer my entry to someone else?
We have a strict NO TRANSFER policy.

Where do I park?
Free parking is available. More info coming soon!

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