Firecracker Run/Walk

10K, 5K

Event Date

Sun, Jun 28, 2015


Kenosha, WI


Activity Today Later

Running-10K - Individual Age group/open

$20 $20 Closed

Running-5K - Individual Age group/open

$20 $20 Closed

About This Activity

Celebrate your independence and healthy lifestyle with an exhilarating run through historic downtown Kenosha!  Hundreds of participants come from near and far to compete in a race that winds its way through the Third Avenue Historic District and Kenosha’s fabulous lakefront.  For the participant and spectator alike, this race is hard to beat!

The race is USATF Certified and will take place along Kenosha’s scenic lakefront harbor and historic district.  There will be 3 water stations located on the course for the safety of the runners. VIEW COURSE MAP

Event details and schedule

Day of Registration: 7:00am - 8:00am
Race Start Times: 10K goes off at 8:30am & the 5K at 8:40am
Race Location: Kenosha Library Park 711 59th Place, Kenosha, WI 53140
Race Course: The race is USATF Certified. Running along Kenosha’s scenic lakefront harbor and historic district. See map on back. There will be 3 water stations on the course for runner safety. Race is chip timed.
Packet Pick-up: Friday, June 26th from 4:00-6:00pm -OR- Saturday, June 27th from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Kenosha YMCA, 7101 53rd Street, Kenosha 262.654.9622 -OR- Sunday, June 28th (Race Day), 7:00-8:00am at the Race Registration Area (Library Park). T-shirts will be given to the first 400 entrants.
Age Groups (each race): 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over. AWARDS: Medals to top 3 in each race/age division. Overall male & female awards (excluded from other awards). Participants must be present; awards will not be mailed out.
Results: Individual results will be posted on Overall results will be printed in the Kenosha News.
Other Accommodations: Contact Kenosha Convention & Visitors Bureau, 800.654.7309 or
Additional Information: Visit or call 262.654.9622 ext. 205.

From Milwaukee - South on I-94, east at Hwy 158, go approx. 7 miles, turn right on Sheridan Road, turn left on 58th Street, turn right on 8th Avenue, go up 1 block, parking lot on the right.
From Chicago - North on I-94, east at Hwy 50, go approx. 8 miles, turn left on Sheridan Road, go approx. 2 miles, turn right on 59th Street, turn right on 8th Avenue, parking lot on the right.

1. All race decisions of the Firecracker officials prevail on event day.
2. Runners must wear their bib numbers on front of their bodies.
3. No bicycles, roller-skates/blades or skateboards. Baby strollers allowed in 5K only and must stay behind runners.
4. No unauthorized assistance or unsportsmanlike conduct. No foul, harsh, argumentative language or actions directed at officials,
volunteers, spectators or fellow athletes.
5. Each participant should be checked by a physician prior to competing, as stated in waiver form.
6. No headsets allowed while competing in the events.
7. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES allowed in the park.
8. Participants are responsible for following the course and all directional signage & arrows provided to them, any deviation from the
course disqualifies you from award categories.
9. RACE DAY WEATHER POLICY: While we realize that each participant has made a tremendous commitment, the primary goal of the
Kenosha YMCA is to ensure a safe event. Therefore, YMCA staff will make decisions regarding race cancellation/modifications based on
the safety of all that are involved, including the runners, volunteers, spectators and the community.
Specifically, the Y reserves the right to cancel or to modify the race if deemed necessary to protect runners, volunteers, spectators and
the community. These conditions will be recognized as unforeseeable acts. Since the staging of the race results in substantial up-front
expenses regardless of whether or not the race is completed, cancellation or modification of the race will not result in the refunding
of race entry fees or future race credits. However, should the race be cancelled you will receive a donation acknowledgment from the
Kenosha YMCA allowing you to claim your entry fee as a donation, to the full extent that the law allows.

SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS INCLUDE: Thunderstorms, Lightning, Extreme Heat & Humidity, High Winds, and/or Heavy Rain

BEFORE THE EVENT: If severe weather conditions or the potential for severe weather conditions exist prior to the event, please listen
to local media outlets. In addition, information will be posted on the Kenosha YMCA website ( and Facebook

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