July 4, 2022 TIME: 5k – 8:30 | 1 Mile – 9:30 LOCATION: Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center, 9100 Freedom Center Blvd, Manassas, VA Spots are limited!! We recommend registering soon as possible to reserve your spot on the starting line.
Fun Run Racing is partnering with Hero’s Bridge to bring you the Freedom Firecracker 5K and Sparkler 1 Mile Run/Walk. Hero’s Bridge is dedicated to serving elderly veterans, age 65 and older. A portion of the proceeds will go to Hero’s Bridge. For more information, visit their website here.
1 Mile Run/Walk is NOT timed Through 6/1: 5k $40, 1 Mile Run/Walk $15 6/2-6/20: 5k $42.50, 1 Mile Run/Walk $17.50 6/21-6/30: 5k $45, 1Mile Run/Walk $20
This race will feature race day packet pickup only. Race day packet pickup will open at 7:00 am. Please arrive at least 45-60 minutes prior to your race.
START YOUR 4TH WITH US!
The Freedom Firecracker 5k and 1 Mile walk/run is a family-friendly event that is a fun and festive celebration of Independence Day! All 5k runners and 1 mile runners will receive a custom race shirt, medal, custom bib and a digital finisher’s certificate
All 5k and 1 Mile runners will receive a custom race shirt, medal, custom bib and a digital finisher’s certificate.
There is no formal awards ceremony – just pick your award up at race headquarters near the start/finish line! The top 3 overall men and women receive Running Store gift cards as follows: $75, $50, $25. The top 3 male and female 5K finishers in each of the following 5K age groups receive Running Store gift cards ($15/$10/$5): 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, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.
Want to to have a bangin July 4th photo this year ? You and all your friends/family can take a picture with our 8 ft X 8 ft “photo booth” fireworks backdrop at this year’s race!
Need to add a little zing to your July 4th “outfit?” Sport a tattoo or two! We hear it helps your race times! Complimentary Red, White and Blue tattoos will be distributed to all participants at packet pick up!
Strollers: allowed | Dogs: not allowed due to safety concerns The 5k has a course time limit of 55 minutes (18 min/mile). The 1 Mile Run/Walk IS NOT timed.
Runner Safety Protocols
We will offer 1 water station at the 1.5 mile mark of the race. Small unopened water bottles will be available on a table for runners. In addition, small water bottles will be available at the end of the race. We will not be serving food at the end of the race. We will adhere to all Virginia Department of Health guidelines for running races and abide by RRCA’s best practices for conducting safe runni