Firecracker 5K & Fun Run

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Event Details

Date(s): Monday, July 4, 2022
Time: 8:00am-11:00am
Cost: $48-58 Depending on Race & Registration Date. Kids 13 & under race free with an adult


Venue: Running Fit
123 E Liberty, Ann Arbor
Region: Downtown

Event Description

The Firecracker 5K is back in Downtown for 2022 and is combined with the Twinkie Run.

In 2021 the Firecracker 5K was held around Briarwood Mall. It moves back to Downtown. I believe the route is slightly modified due to the State St construction. The race will cross State St, but you won’t run on State. The races start and end on Liberty between 4th and 5th near Running Fit.

There are three race distances with a couple of special divisions for the 5K:

  • Firecracker 5K – $48
    • Flag Carrying Division – $48
    • Ray’s Red Hots Hot Dog Eating Contest – $48
    • Twinkie Eating Division to benefit Active Against ALS – $58
  • One Mile Fun Run – $48
  • Kids 200-Meter Dash – Free (Ages 8 & under)

Thanks to LynxDX, one kid 13 & under races free with each registered adult. After registering you need to fill out this form to request the coupon. Coupons must be requested 5 days before the race with the child’s registration completed 3 days before.

For the Hot Dog eating contest, you will eat 4 hot dogs in 76 seconds before starting your 5K.

For the Twinkie Division, you’ll eat a Twinkie before the race and at 1 mile, $10 of your registration will go to Active Against ALS to benefit research and projects seeking a cure or effective treatment for ALS.

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COVID Precautions

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Environment: Outdoor
Mask Status: Unspecified -
Vaccination Requirements: No Requirement -
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