Registration & Packet Pick Up Questions
How do I register? You may register either online, in person at any of the packet pick up locations, or at the Bank of America on N University and Kavanaugh on race day. We highly encourage you to pre-register.
What is the easiest way to register? Registering online is the easiest way to sign up
Can I register at a packet pick up location? Yes
Can I pick up a packet for a friend of family member? Yes
Are credit cards accepted at packet pick ups? Yes
How early should I register if I want to pick up my packet at an advanced packet pick up? You should register at least 24 hours in advance if you want to pick up your packet at an early packet pick up.
Where do we pick up our packets? See the schedule of events page on the website for details.
Am I guaranteed a race shirt? All registered participants prior to June 23rd are guaranteed the race shirt size they requested during the registration process. Packet Pick up and Race Day sign ups are not guaranteed the shirt size of their choice, shirts will be given on a first come first serve basis. We will do our best to get everyone the shirt size they want.
What type of shirts are being given? The Firecracker Fast 5k shirt will be a Brooks Podium Technical t-shirt. These t-shirts come in both a women's and men's cut so please order accordingly.
Will I be able to change my shirt size?
You will not be able to exchange your shirt until after the race. You will be given the shirt size you ordered during registration, sorry but no exceptions. If you register online and realize you've selected the wrong size, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What will we receive at packet pick up? You will receive your race shirt, race goody bag, and race number with timing chip.
What type of timing is being used? Start2Finish Event Timing will be timing the event. Your timing chip will be on the back of your racing number bib. Participants must where their number on the FRONT of their outer most garment.
Race Day Questions
Where is the race located? This is a point to point race so the start line is on Kavanaugh in the Heights. Go to the Bank of America branch located on the intersection of Kavanaugh and N University and you will see the start line from there.
The finish line is on Monroe Street next to the War Memorial stadium.
What time does the race start? 7:30am
Where is the race start? The start line is on Kavanaugh in the Heights. Go to the Bank of America branch located on the intersection of Kavanaugh and N University and you will see the start line from there.
What if it is raining on race day? The race will happen rain or shine
When should I arrive? Most runners plan to arrive at an event 1 hour prior to race start time. If you have not picked up your packet at a packet pick up, please arrive at least 1 hour in advance of race start.
How long will it take to find a place to park? Around 5-10 minutes. Too avoid long lines please arrive early.
Where do I park? Free parking will be available surrounding shopping centers.
Are baby joggers/baby strollers allowed in the race? Yes, please start towards the end of the pack
Are walkers allowed to participate? Yes, please start towards the end of the pack
Are runners allowed to run with dogs? Dogs are not allowed at the Firecracker Fast 5k
Can we participate as a relay team? No, relay teams are not offered.
What are the parent/child categories? There is only one category but there are several age groups. Please see the "Awards" page for more information.
When are the awards? 8:30am
What are the awards? The first 50 males and females that cross the finish line will receive firecracker awards. This is based off gun time. All kids under 12 will be receive a medal for finishing.