Firecracker 5K, Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 7:00 am at a new venue! The Front Street Civic Center, 2205 Front St., Melbourne, FL 32901
American Flags and red, white & blue popsicles to all finishers
Most Patriotic Costume Contest
Special Awards to top 3 Local Heroes (Military/Fire/Police)!
Free Li'l Firecracker Kids' Run with Zippy the Gecko
Breakfast catered by Einstein Bros Bagels!
Benefits EFSC Collegiate Veterans Society
Random Giveaway $500 Gas Card to Fuel your Great American Road Trip!
Directions From Melbourne Causeway, turn south onto Front Street. Civic Center is on the left. Parking will be available at the following locations:
City of Melbourne public parking, City of Melbourne parking garage, Melbourne Auditorium (buses from the auditorium). PARKING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AT THE FRONT STREET PARK DUE TO 4TH OF JULY FESTIVITIES.
Amenities All races provide participants with fun shirts, Chronotrack RFID timing and a festive post-race party. In addition, there will be a guest appearance by Zippy, our Gecko mascot, to start each of the free kids’ runs and to help with the awards presentation. Our standard overall and age group awards will be presented for each race along with door prizes and giveaways. There is a $10,000 purse in prizes and gift certificates for the top finishers of our Race Series!
Registration Day of race registration opens 1 hour before all races. Late registration closes 10 minutes before each race begins. Award ceremony will begin immediately following each race.
Fees (Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.) Individual Registration: $30.00 ($35.00-Race Day) Team/School Registration: $25.00 (No Race day registration) Kid’s Registration:** $15.00 ($20 Race Day) **Children 12 years old or under will receive a youth shirt. You may upgrade to an Adult technical shirt (+$10).
- $5 OFF for No-shirt option!
Start A Team
Being a part of a team can be very rewarding. All you need is a minimum of 5 people (1 person of the opposite sex) that want to be part of the team. Everyone on the team saves $5.00 on the entry fees and you may be able to start training together for one or all of the upcoming races.
Team Competition Gather your family, friends and co-workers! Teams must participate in at least four series races to be eligible for the series award. Awards will be given to the top three teams. Each team consists of at least five members with one of the members being the opposite sex. The top four of the same sex and the 1st member of the opposite sex will be scored. (No Team Race Day Registration)
School Team Challenge: (Elementary and Middle Schools Only) An award will be given to the top three elementary or middle schools that have the largest participation. The School Team Challenge applies to each race as well as the series. Schools must participate in at least four series races to be eligible for the series award. Students only count towards participation challenge. Parents and teachers can form an open team. (No School Race Day Registration)
Eligibility Series races are scored for runners and walkers in all age categories. Participants in the series must complete a minimum of FOUR series races to be eligible for the series awards.
Standard Race Series Age Divisions 8 & Under 9-11, 12-14, 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+
Scoring & Points The first 10 runners/walkers overall will receive 100, 90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, and 10 points in the open competition.series The first 10 Masters (40 years and older) runners/walkers overall will receive 100, 90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, and 10 point in the open competition. The first 10 runners/walkers within each age group will receive 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 point in their age group competition.
Race Drop Scoring will be based on 6 races. If you participate in all 7 events, your lowest score will be dropped. At the end of the series, individuals who accumulate the most points receive awesome cash, gift certificates and prizes, and are recognized by Running Zone in June 2018.
Note: Your age group for the Series is determined by your age as of the 7/4/17.
Free Child Care Kinder Care provides FREE childcare at each Running Zone Foundation Series' event. The kid's zone is available from 30 minutes before race time to an hour after the start of each series race.Please register your child at least 2 days before race day. You may pre-register online or at Running Zone. The form is available on RunningZone.com/Series/Childcare. Kinder Care will not be able to do diaper changes during this time frame.