44th Annual Firecracker Race, July 3rd
REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!
View 5K Course Map

RACE OPTIONS:

  • 5K
    • In-Person, includes swag & awards = $30
    • Virtual, includes swag, pick-up or ship (+$7) = $25
  • 10K
    • Virtual, includes swag, pick-up or ship (+$7) = $25
  • 1-Mile Fun Run, No Timing
    • In-Person, includes swag = $25
    • Virtual, includes swag, pick-up or ship (+$7) = $25

3 WAYS TO REGISTER:

  • Online at: OPENING SOON
  • At the Kenosha YMCA, 7101 53rd Street
  • Download and mail form BEFORE 6/29
    • 7101 53rd Street, 53140 | Attn: Kristina

LAST CHANCE REGISTRATION*:
FRIDAY, July 1st from 12 – 6pm @ the Y

*An additional $5 per registration will be charged to those registering on July 1st.
Race entry Fees are Non-Refundable.

Start Time: Race will begin at 8:30am

Location: Kenosha’s Library Park 711 59th Place, Kenosha, WI 53140

Parking: Public parking lots and on-street parking, follow all posted signs.

Course: This closed race course is USATF certified and runs along Kenosha’s scenic lakefront harbor and historic district with 4 water stations for runner safety. Race guidelines on back. Detailed course map link to the right >>

Timing: Only the 5K race is timed. The timer chip is located on the bib. To ensure the most accurate time the bibs must be worn front and center on your t-shirt.

SWAG: T-shirts & Participant Medals to the first 400 entrants, sorry size not guaranteed.

FRIDAY, July 1st: from 12-6:00pm at the Kenosha YMCA  (In-person or Virtual Racers)

Sunday, July 3: (Race Day), 7:00-8:00am in Library Park (In-person Racers)

VIRTUAL RACERS: Also have the option to ADD $7 to the registration fee to have their Swag SHIPPED to them.

Awards Ceremony: Held immediately after the race. Awards for the in-person 5K ONLY. Trophies awarded to the male & female winner. Medals to top 3 male/female for 14 & under, 5 year age groups, and 80+. Overall winners not eligible for age group awards. Awards will not be mailed out; they will be available for pick-up at the Kenosha YMCA Member Service Desk until Sunday, July 11th. 

Results: No more waiting for results; runners will be able to see live posted results online! Results URL will be provided the day of the race. Individual results will also be posted HERE (after race completion). Overall results are also printed in the Kenosha News.

  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. For your safety, headsets and ear buds are highly discouraged. 
  4. No bicycles, roller-skates/blades or skateboards. Baby strollers allowed in 1-mile and 5K only and must stay behind runners; please no dogs. 
  5. No unauthorized assistance or unsportsmanlike conduct. No foul, harsh, argumentative language or actions directed at officials, volunteers, spectators or fellow athletes. 
  6. Each participant should be checked by a physician prior to competing, as stated in waiver form. 
  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 canceled 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 page.

Participant Swag & Awards!

The first 400 registrants will receive the swag.
Don’t miss out register today!

*Registrations taken until 7/1, but not guaranteed swag.

EVENT SPONSORED BY:

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

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Encourage your family and friends to be a part of the event! Volunteers needed for packet pick-up, registration and course safety. Volunteers get a t-shirt too, and a Y guest pass! 

QUESTIONS? Contact Tenille at tfick@kenoshaymca.org or message us on Facebook for further details.

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