Fleet Feet Sports Easy Runner

This regional road race has become a 4th of July race tradition. The race will celebrate its 42nd year in 2018. Runner’s World Magazine has called this course one of the fastest in the USA.


  • The course records are held by Ruben Reina with 13:26 and Collette Murphy with 15:23.
  • The race has been the first road race of many runners. Governor Huckabee ran his first road race as governor in 2004.
  • Running legends Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter, and Joan Benoit Samuelson have each run the Firecracker several times.
  • 2017 winners were Cheryl Nolan in a time of 16:58.69 and Clint Bell in a time of 15:56.93.
If you want a race that is fast and fun, join the race on July 4th this summer!
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